(DAILY MAIL) — The publisher of a Jewish newspaper who suggested that Israel assassinate Barack Obama in a weekly column, has apologized.

Andrew Adler made the controversial statement in the Atlanta Jewish Times, a paper which serves the Jewish community in Atlanta.

He claimed ordering an assassination of President Obama could be one of three ways to protect the people of Israel.

Mr Adler suggested that attacking Hezbollah and Hamas or ordering the destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities were also a possibility.

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