Official suspended for Facebook posts

2013-08-15 16:15
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Jerusalem - An Israeli official involved in government public relations has been suspended from his work for writing crude Facebook posts.

A government official said on Thursday that Danny Seaman was instructed to stop his work "for now".

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss the matter with reporters. He would not say if Seaman would return to his post. Seaman declined to comment.

In one of his posts published by Haaretz newspaper, Seaman said he was "sick" of "self-righteous" Japanese and international commemorations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims.

"Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression. You reap what you sow," he said.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ilana Stein said Japan's embassy sought clarification about the remark. Stein said it did not reflect Israel's official position.

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