Billionaire leftist activist George Soros poses a threat to more than just America; he also poses a threat to Israel.
In a statement published over the weekend, the nation’s foreign ministry made it clear that Soros “continually undermines Israel’s democratically elected governments” by, as an example, funding organizations “that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself,” according to Reuters.
The statement was reportedly issued as a means to provide support to Hungary, whose conservative government has been accused of antisemitism for launching a poster campaign against the power-hungry billionaire; and with whose leader, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to meet sometime soon.
“Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh,” the posters and billboards backed by Orban read, taking aiming at the billionaire’s frequent calls for Hungary to open its borders and flood its neighborhoods with migrants and refugees.
Some angry Hungarians have reportedly written anti-Jewish slurs on the billboards, but these actions have no ties whatsoever to the nation’s government.
“I am distressed by the current Hungarian regime’s use of antisemitic imagery as part of its deliberate disinformation campaign,” Soros responded in a statement.
Apparently, simply criticizing an evil man for his evil ways counts as antisemitism if the man in question happens to be Jewish. Who knew?
Granted, Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani, initially echoed Soros’ unfounded concerns, releasing a statement Saturday demanding that Orban discontinue the billboard campaign.
“I call on those involved in the current billboard campaign and those responsible for it to reconsider the consequences,” he said. “At the moment, beyond political criticism of a certain person, the campaign not only evokes sad memories, but also sows hatred and fear.”
At the request of Prime Minister Netanyahu, the foreign ministry released a clarification in which it condemned “any expression of anti-Semitism in any country” but stood by its ally’s “criticism of George Soros.”
Let’s be clear about something: While there’s no excuse for the antisemitic slurs written on some of the anti-Soros billboards, there’s nothing remotely antisemitic about the billboards themselves. Moreover, we must never allow fraudulent claims of bigotry to prevent us from issuing criticism against our opponents and defending our rights, our countries and our cultures.
This truth especially holds true in regard to Soros, a veritable villain who has been plotting for decades to essentially destroy the world as we know it, all while trying to protect himself from deserving criticism by crying about antisemitism.
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