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Jazmine Hughes, a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, left the publication on Friday, the newspaper told staff in an email obtained by The Post. “While I respect that she has strong beliefs, this was a clear violation of The Times’ policy on public protests,” said magazine editor Jake Silverstein. “This policy, which I fully support, is an important part of our commitment to independence.” “She and I discussed that her desire to hold this type of public position and join public protests is not compatible with being a journalist at The Times, and we both came to the conclusion that she should resign,” Silverstein continued. Earlier this week, Hughes signed a letter from “Writers Against the War in Gaza” in which they openly blamed Israel for the deaths of its own people in a terrorist attack by Hamas on October 7, which left approximately 1,400 dead.
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“We support your anti-colonial struggle for freedom and self-determination, and your right to resist occupation,” the letter said, in an endorsement of Hamas’ barbarity. The letter publicly criticized the New York Times editorial board for defending Israel’s right to “defend… a society that values human life and the rule of law.” “We condemn those in our industries who continue to enable apartheid and genocide. “We cannot create a free Palestine, but together we must do everything we can to reject narratives that appease Western complicity in ethnic cleansing,” the letter said, launching additional talking points in favor of Hamas. This is not the first time Hughes has publicly denounced her own colleagues, something Silverstein mentioned in her memo to her staff.
Earlier this year, she signed another letter publicly criticizing the Gray Lady’s coverage of transgender issues, sparking a backlash within the newspaper. A contributing writer for the magazine who also signed the letter, Jamie Lauren Keiles, revealed on X Friday that she, too, would be leaving the publication. “I finally decided that the institution was taking more from me than it was giving me,” Keiles said in X, insisting that the departure had been a “personal decision.” The New York Times continues to employ Soliman Hijjy to cover the conflict between Israel and Hamas, despite his history of posting on social media praising Adolf Hitler. “There is no doubt that management made the right decision here. And in the past, that hasn’t always happened with these cases. But now, hopefully, this is a clear message to the newsroom that if you want to defend a political cause or attack the work of your colleagues, there’s the door,” one newsroom member told The Post.