The JerusalemPost took down an article titled “How to Use the Stress of the Israel-Hamas War to Lose Weight.” The piece, which appeared online on Sunday, attracted a lot of criticism.
“With the threat of rockets during the war with Hamas, millions of citizens are in a constant state of fear,” said the author of an article published in the newspaper JerusalemPost popped up. “Long hours in front of the television, lack of physical activity and eating for comfort make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet,” reads an archived copy of the text.
According to the author, there are benefits to the war because “short periods of stress can suppress appetite hormones” and “stress and anxiety can cause stomach upset, causing people to avoid or reduce food intake and possibly experience weight loss.”
The article was not written by an employee of the JerusalemPost written, but by an Israeli doctor who runs a weight loss clinic. The doctor wrote out the piece Walla Newsa subsidiary publication of the JerusalemPost. It was then posted on the website Post.
A link to the article appeared on the newspaper’s But you can use this stress to lose weight and stay healthy.’
Criticism then arose among the editors, after which the article was taken offline by the newspaper. “It did not meet our editorial standards and was removed as soon as our staff became aware of it,” editor-in-chief Avi Mayer said.
The JerusalemPost is generally known as a reliable medium. The printed version of the newspaper has approximately 15,000 subscribers, and the website is visited by approximately four million readers every month.