Of Antisemitic Memes: Who Wore It Better?

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One of the biggest stories here in Israel and even around the world has been this Facebook post by Yair Netanyahu, son of PM Netanyahu (the same son who was criticized for another recent post, with which I actually agreed)

Yair has been criticized for the post because of the antisemitic imagery it employs, with the ADL denouncing it. And other critics, like Ha’aretz, have been quick to point out that neo Nazis like David Duke and the Daily Stormer have “supported” Yair.

Now let me really clear about this: Yair Netanyahu’s post is horrid, and deserves condemnation, precisely because of the antisemitic imagery it employs. But to suggest the son of the Israeli Prime Minister is antisemitic is plain dumb. He is either ignorant, foolish or arrogant – or perhaps a combination of all.

I sincerely hope he learns from this – although he has not exactly apologized. Rather, he has gone on the attack against, among others, Ha’aretz, pointing out that David Duke shared his post through a story from their paper, indicating he reads them

as well as posting an example of David Duke citing another Ha’aretz article

Yair Netanyahu has a point.

What Ha’aretz regularly posts is the stuff of David Duke’s wildest dreams. Yet I do not recall the ADL ever condemning them.

Comparing Zionism to White supremacy – how is that ok? Or this other Gideon Levy piece

Hat tip: Seth Franzman

So excuse me for thinking there is an agenda at work here. One way more nefarious than what Yair Netanyahu intended with his meme.

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