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Elon Musk antisemitic : bogus

Elon Musk and Benjamin Netanyahu in a village attacked by Hamas


 

Rumor has it that Elon Musk "agreed with a social media user who had posted antisemitic content on Musk's social media platform, X.”


This is surprising, given that he recently took a clear stance on Israel by deciding to delete from X posts calling for "Palestine free from the river to the sea", as implying the genocide of the Israeli population. A position of censorship which he usually tries to avoid on principle.


Those who denounce his "anti-Semitic" tweet generally refrain from quoting him in full. But that's the only way to shed light on the situation.


Musk replied to a comment: "You have said the actual truth". What comment, what truth? This is where you have to use your brains.


The commenter on X "The Artist Formerly Known as Eric" (whom I'll refer to more briefly as Eric) wrote on November 15


ERIC: "Jewish communties have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.

I'm deeply disinterested in giving the tiniest shit now about western Jewish populations coming to the disturbing realization that those hordes of minorities that support flooding their country don't exactly like them too much.

You want truth said to your face, there it is"


MUSK: "You have said the actual truth"


MUSK added another tweet clarifying his thoughts on November 16: 


The ADL unjustly attacks the majority of the West, despite the majority of the West supporting the Jewish people and Israel. This is because they cannot, by their own tenets, criticize the minority groups who are their primary threat. It is not right and needs to stop.


Role of the Anti Defamation League


ADL (Anti Defamation League) is a non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to support Jews against all forms of anti-Semitism and discrimination. The exchange between Musk and Eric related to concerned a press release issued by this organization on October 24, 2023:


“ADL Center on Extremism notes nearly 400-percent increase in preliminary antisemitic incidents reported year over-year”


Yet careful research by The Intercept on November 11 shows that a large proportion of these anti-Semitic incidents occurred during demonstrations by anti-Zionist Jewish "progressives", and these anti-Israel Jews are far from being a minority in the USA. 


ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE MAPS JEWISH PEACE RALLIES WITH ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS

“A 2021 poll of Jewish voters, conducted by the nonpartisan Jewish Electorate Institute, shows that pro-Palestinian views in the American Jewish community are far from fringe. At the time, 25 percent of the Jews surveyed believed Israel was an apartheid state, 34 percent believed that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians was similar to racism in the U.S., and 22 percent thought that Israel was committing genocide against Palestinians. These numbers are even starker for younger American Jews. » (The Intercept 11/11/23)


Elon Musk is right to criticize the ADL for its inability to denounce anti-Jewish demonstrations initiated by Jews. Elon Musk is not blaming the Jews, but the ADL's inability to tell the truth.


Slander and backbiting


This clarification didn't stop the New York Times from headlining with vicious malice on November 27:


“Elon Musk Visits Israel Amid Backlash Against His Endorsement of Antisemitic Post”


Adding slander to calumny, the NY Times continued:


“Dozens of major brands suspended their advertising on X after Mr. Musk this month agreed with a post that accused Jewish communities of pushing “hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.” The flight of advertisers threatened to cost X tens of millions of dollars, and the White House denounced Mr. Musk for “abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate.”


And the left-wing Israeli daily Haaretz, in the same vein as the New York Times (distributed, incidentally, with Haaretz editions) - a vein precisely denounced in Elon Musk's tweet - added:


“Welcoming such a toxic mogul with open arms and taking him around sites of a massacre that has been belittled, demeaned and denied on his watch should be a stain on Netanyahu’s legacy” (Ben Samuels, U.S. correspondent for Haaretz).


On Tuesday, after arriving in Israel, Mr. Musk wrote on X that “actions speak louder than words.” 


Alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Mr. Musk toured an Israeli village where dozens of people were killed in the Hamas-led Oct. 7 attacks. Mr. Musk called news stories that he was antisemitic “bogus.” 

 

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