Mike Carlton last month resigned from the position of columnist from the Sydney Morning Herald. He was forced into this action after learning that he would be suspended from the position.
The furor arose after Mike Carlton wrote a scathing article criticizing the Israeli invasion of Gaza and the killing of hundreds of civilians. He said that he was intensively abused via emails and phone calls and threats of violence were made against him.
The Herald apologised for a cartoon that was published with the articles that was criticized as being racist against Jewish people.