Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently facing corruption charges, it is very likely he will be indicted as a result. The Right-Wing news site The Daily Wire has covered this in a clearly bias manner.
Remember when Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was blasted by the media and accused of antisemitism for the crime of mentioning the Israel lobby exists? The mainstream media went up and down claiming Israel did nothing wrong and you couldn’t dare suggest otherwise. That was less than a month ago, and now we “discover” Israel prime minister for just under a decade Benjamin Netanyahu is corrupt to no end.
Israel Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit recently said he is going to indite Prime Minister Netanyahu for charges of corruption. Is he antisemitic now as well? Before you call that ridiculous, may I remind you Glenn Greenwald — a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is of Jewish descent — was accused of being a “self-hating Jew,” by Ben Shapiro for defending Rep. Omar a couple of weeks ago. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been targeted by those such as Marco Rubio (R-FL) for being an anti-Israel extremist for voting against Rubio’s openly anti-free speech bill against BDS, despite the fact Sanders is not a supporter of BDS and has lived in Israel in the past.
Mr. Shapiro has remained completely silent about this scandal on Twitter. Instead, he asks we “Reset the ‘Days Since Open Display Of Antisemitism’ sign back to zero,” over another comment made by Rep. Omar. What was that comment?
I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country
Apparently, we are not even allowed to talk about those influences. Ignore the fact that every other group under the sun has a lobby, Israel is the one place that just doesn’t need one, I guess.
During the event she said this at, she was talking about how claims of antisemitism shut down forms of criticism towards Israel. A claim Shapiro must know to be true because that’s exactly what he tried to do with Glenn Greenwald through calling him a self-hating Jew. Yet, Daily Wire — which is both founded and ran by Ben Shapiro — called the simple observation that many Zionists engaging in the simple tactic of poisoning the well to be the “Most Blantently Antisemitic Remark of Her Carrer.” Well then, it seems like they didn’t have very much to choose from.
The Daily Wire did run the story, in all fairness. However, do not think this proves they are a neutral party in all of this. The article in question was written by Editor-At-Large Josh Hammer, who is an open Zionist. How open of a Zionist is he? Just 4 days ago, he wrote an article praising France’s recent move to declare anti-zionism to be a form of antisemitism.
Often, “anti-Zionism” — that is, opposition to the State of Israel — has served as a fig leaf for anti-Semitism in France, as it has throughout much of the rest of Europe. For example, in July 2014, in the midst of the most recent full-scale Israel-Gaza war, “anti-Zionists” vile Jew-haters in Paris firebombed a synagogue.
Hey Josh, how many fingers am I holding up? I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but you’re doing the exact thing Rep. Omar accused pro-Israel groups of doing. If you want to go down this route, then why not talk about the Israel politician who called for the genocide of Palestinians? For that matter, why not talk about a different politician who talked about putting them in concentration camps? If you wish to play this game that is fine; but the fact is, your side is not coming out without some wounds themselves.
Of course, Mr. Hammer did not mention the giant hole in free speech this move would create. As hate speech is currently illegal in France, and now criticism of Israel is all you need to do to meet that requirement. Personally, I always consider censorship to be more of an “age-old evil,” regardless of why it’s being done, but that’s just me.
Of course, real antisemitism exists in the mainstream media. For instance, Chris Cillizza — host of CNN’s The Point — has been building up the minority status of every 2020 Democrat, yet only described the Jewish Bernie Sanders as an “old white male.” Yet, only the left-wing Kyle Kulinski covered such an act of bigotry. Why was that? If opposing the only Jewish state makes you a NAZI, then what does it mean if you oppose the only Jewish presidential candidate.
These people — to be blunt — do not care about the Jews.