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Roswell Patch: AJT Publisher Resigns

Andrew Adler will be selling the Atlanta Jewish Times after making controversial statements about the U.S. President two weeks ago.

-By Christine Foster

January 23, 2012- In wake of the fallout from his comments about assassinating U.S. President Barack Obama, Andrew Adler, owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, will sell the print publication, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA).

The comments in his Jan. 13 editorial, “What would you do?” proposed the potential assassination of President Barack Obama among two other options Isreal might consider for its protection. But Adler told several media outlets, including, that he regreted his comments and "wasn't advocating for Obama's assasination."

The controversy even caused ripple effects locally and had Roswell resident and publisher of, Marcy Levinson-Brooks, putting out fires she didn't start after recieving angry correspondance intended for The Atlanta Jewish Times.

Earlier today, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta said it would suspend its relationship publication until Adler removed himself from the newspaper's operations and promised to sell the weekly, according to the JTA. Adler has named staff writer John McCurdy as interim managing editor for now.




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