France 24 cuts ties with Lebanese journalist over 'anti-Semitic' tweets


France 24 has said it would no longer work with one of its Lebanon-based correspondents following accusations of anti-Semitic messages on social media.

In a statement, the news channel said it planned to file a complaint against Joelle Maroun, who worked for its Arabic service through an external production company, for damaging the company's reputation.

The channel also reprimanded three other Arabic-language journalists over messages seen as breaching its code of conduct on impartiality over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

France 24's action follows a report by CAMERA, a pro-Israeli NGO in the United States, showing messages by the four journalists that it described as anti-Semitic.

One of Maroun's messages mentioned Adolf Hitler and alluded to the Holocaust.

France 24 said it was ceasing work with Maroun due to the "intolerant messages posted on her personal accounts, which are the antithesis of the values defended by the international channel and are criminally reprehensible."

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Missing gabriel01 24 hours

Maybe that so called journalist can change her name to Aliaa Hezballawi and go work for them.