Oops, They Hadid It Again

Supermodel Gigi Hadid has continued her longstanding tradition of bashing Israel by comparing what is going on in Ukraine with what is going on in “Palestine” – to her almost 73 million Instagram followers:

This received almost overwhelming approval, not just from her adoring fans, but other celebrities like designers Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace, former model Helena Christensen, and Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of the super pro-Israel Arnold.

Gigi Hadid has a track record in demonizing the world’s only Jewish state in this manner, based on nothing but lies and hate. As far as I am concerned, this is not legitimate criticism of Israel at all. It is in antisemitism territory. And it seems that even Vogue understands that – at least for now.

Vogue’s Instagram and Twitter were also flooded with messages of disapproval after the magazine reposted Hadid’s message to its Instagram account Sunday.

“I can’t believe @voguemagazine is supporting this false and dangerous narrative..’experiencing the same in Palestine’ well done @voguemagazine fanning the flames of anti semitism,” former “Entourage” star Emmanuelle Chriqui commented.

“It is totally irresponsible of you @voguemagazine to publish a quote comparing Russian actions in Ukraine with Israel. As a Jewish woman, I am appalled and scared. Do your research before publishing hate. You are contributing to antisemitism,” a reader tweeted.

“So you’re saying Israel is like Russia? This is absurd and misleading. So ridiculous that you took an antisemitic stance, @voguemagazine…No connection here,” another wrote on Instagram.

“‘Experiencing the same in Palestine’ is utter garbage and untrue. Please stop supporting anti Semitism,” one more Instagram user agreed.

Vogue edited its caption Tuesday to delete any mention of Palestine following the criticism.

A source at Vogue told Page Six on Tuesday that Vogue “condemns anti-Semitism,” and that their Instagram post was “directly quoting [Hadid]” and has since “been updated.”

But if you were in any doubt about whether Gigi’s post was antisemitic, don’t be when it comes to this from daddy Mohamed:

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Here he is comparing Israel or Israeli leaders to Hitler and Mussolini. And it’s not his first time making such an odious comparison.

Sorry Mohamed, but despite a previous apology for coming across as antisemitic (which you subsequently deleted), you continually do so.

These Hadids are a prime example of abusing their celebrity. It is no wonder so many young people have drunk the Kool-Aid – and made it cool to hate on Jews.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media