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CNN anchor Jim Clancy quits after controversial Israel tweets

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

LONDON, January 21: Jim Clancy quit his long–standing job on CNN after he appeared to suggest that the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks were provoked by what he perceives to be the magazine’s pro–Israel stance. He left the channel following 34 years in the role of intertiol correspondent on Friday. His departure came as he voiced his theory as to why the French satirical publication chose to print caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a series of tweets earlier this month Clancy suggested that Charlie Hebdo aimed to poke fun not at the prophet, but those who “distort his word”. When Clancy’s followers challenged his opinion, pointing out that Charlie Hebdo is staunchly anti–religious, he responded with the following: Hasbara is a Hebrew word which means “explaining” and is a term frequently used in debates about the Israel and Palestine conflicts by the State of Israel to justify their actions intertiolly.(Agencies)


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