Al Jazeera tweets, then deletes, antisemitic ‘greedy Jew’ meme
The English-language Twitter account for Al Jazeera tweeted an anti-Semitic meme on Wednesday to promote a story about climate change.
Al Jazeera later deleted the post, but Twitter user Eli Meixler quickly took a screenshot.
The meme is known as the “Happy Merchant,” and depicts a hook-nosed Jew in a yarmulke rubbing his hands together. BuzzFeed has called the character the “internet’s favorite anti-Semitic image.”
Al Jazeera did not respond to a request for comment.