The owner of a small Jewish publication in Atlanta is resigning over a column he wrote suggesting Israel might consider a hit on President Barack Obama.
Interim editor John McCurdy said Monday that Andrew Adler is relinquishing his day-to-day duties at The Atlanta Jewish Times.
Adler wrote Jan. 13 that Obama's assassination could be one of Israel's options in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. He was roundly condemned by national and local Jewish groups after larger media outlets reported on his column.
McCurdy says Adler has apologized in interviews and plans to publish an apology in the next edition. It's unclear if Adler will sell the newspaper.
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien says the agency is following up on the matter.