The New Yorker magazine’s union tweeted an anti-Semitic trope on Wednesday as part of a post expressing solidarity with the Palestinians amid the recent Israeli conflict with terror group Hamas.
The Washington Free Beacon posted a screen shot of the union’s since-deleted tweet, which read: “Solidarity with Palestinians from the river to the sea who went on a 24-hour strike yesterday for dignity and liberation. #palestineonstrike.”
About three hours later the tweet was removed.
“We stand in solidarity with the Palestinians who went on strike for dignity and rights. We’ve removed our original post, which used a phrase with connotations that distracted from our intended message of solidarity.”
And, in another tweet, the union wrote: “Solidarity is important—and so is accountability. We apologize.”
The phrase used in the original tweet — “from the river to the sea” — has long been used by groups calling for the elimination of Israel and the creation of a Palestinian state that runs from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean Sea.
Twitter users blasted the union for the tweet.
John Gage, former writer for the Washington Examiner, wrote: “This is a slogan supporting genocide against Jews. Whoever wrote and approved this tweet should be fired immediately.”
The New Yorker did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.