Journalist Emily Wilder fired over criticism against Israel

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Journalist Emily Wilder fired over criticism against Israel

*More than 100 Associated Press reporters have protested the firing of Emily Wilder for launching criticism against the policies of the Israeli government. *

The AP staffers signed an open letter Monday to record their protest against the firing of Arizona-based Jewish reporter Emily Wilder on the basis of old social media posts regarding her past college activism on behalf of Palestinian issues.

Wilder had publicly condemned the Israeli government’s refusal to allow Palestinian refugees and their descendants to return to their homes, reported RT.

According to The Hill, Wilder was fired from her position at AP just days before a cease-fire in the conflict was announced. Her dismissal occurred after a group of Republicans dug up her old posts criticising the policies of the Israeli government.

The AP hired Wilder, formerly a reporter for the Arizona Republic, for the entry-level reporting role of news associate on May 3.