The New York Times writer Jazmine Hughes is forced to submit her resignation letter after she signs a Writers Against War On Gaza letter (WAWOG), which condemns the Israel genocide against Palestinian people.
Two NYT writers signed a letter blaming Israel for Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist attack, accusing Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid.” Jazmine Hughes and Jamie Lauren Keiles. Letter is by the group Writers Against the War on Gaza. https://t.co/g0VsL2OlSC
— Howard Goldman (@HowardG03818614) November 3, 2023
The anti-Gaza letter was signed by Jamie Lauren Keiles, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Among the signers are other writers and journalists from Al Jazeera, Vox Media, and Los Angeles Times.
Her resignation came after New York Times considered it a violation of newsroom policy. Hughes has been working in NYT since 2015. She won the National Magazine Award for profile writing this year.
Writers Against the War on Gaza is an ad hoc coalition committed to solidarity and the horizon of liberation for the Palestinian people. Join 700+ writers, artists, and others in signing our open letter, and find out more: https://t.co/pjrCeanj4j
— Writers Against the War on Gaza (@wawog_now) October 26, 2023
The on going genocide against Gaza is costing people their careers and speaking out even in democratic countries is becoming increasingly hard. Since the beginning of current events, many have lost their jobs either willingly or not due to clash of interest. Among them is Craig Mokhiber, the ex-director of the New York office of the Unites Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Josh Paul, state department official in America resigned after America’s “blind support” for Israel.
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