ByPaul Bois•May 24, 2021
Actor Jon Voight denounced the rise in anti-Semitism that has erupted across the United States amidst the developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In a video shared to Twitter, Voight condemned “liberal non-thinkers” for allowing anti-Semitism to flourish, asking them to see the “horror” of what they perpetuate.
“How do I approach this matter? How can we see the truth? What’s wrong with everyone? Can’t you see this horror, the horror, attacking Jews. I’m sick and tired of you followers, you liberal non-thinkers who only follow and bash and don’t see what the truths are,” he said in the video. “The Jews have been attacked for centuries, Hitler took down millions of innocent Jews and babies and put them in gas chambers. What is wrong with you all? How dare you attack the righteous souls of God’s highest truths, in our own streets of Beverly Hills.”
“What are you? You liberal fools. That’s right, fools,” he continued. “What have you been taught to do? Ruin lives, steal, distort the idea of freedom? Freedom is the American dream. The Jewish man was taught to love, honor and respect the morals of the Ten Commandments. What are you liberals teaching? Taking down Israel? You claim to be good, you’re a disgrace to this planet Earth.”
Voight concluded by pledging that America “as a nation” will stand with Israel and protect “God’s land.
“We, we as a nation, will stand with Israel and we will not allow your barbaric words of injustice to destroy God’s land. His holy land where Jesus crossed over,” he said. “We and God will take down anyone who will destroy any innocent soul. The power of God. You anti-Semitic fools will pay the price when God intervenes because no man will destroy God’s land, Israel, the holy land of miracles and prayer. God Bless.
According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), up to 17,000 posts on Twitter positively referenced Adolf Hitler between May 7 and May 14 prior to the cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestine. From ADL:
ADL has documented disturbing antisemitism on multiple platforms — from Facebook and Twitter to TikTok and Instagram – with messages including explicit praise for Hitler, promoting tropes about Jewish control and demonizing all Jews. Extreme antisemitic and anti-Zionist content can be found across a wide variety of channels calling for the destruction of the Jewish state, including posts that state: “GAS THE KIKES RACE WAR NOW.”
An analysis of Twitter in the days following the recent outbreak of violence showed more than 17,000 tweets which used variations of the phrase, “Hitler was right” between May 7 and May 14, 2021. ADL has also seen an increase in on-the-ground activity that demonizes Israel and that has crossed at times into antisemitism.
In a tweet on Sunday, actor Sacha Baron Cohen called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for failing to regulate anti-Semitic content. “The surge in antisemitism on the streets is fueled by antisemitism on social media. Why do you allow #HitlerWasRight ?! Those who celebrate the Holocaust aim to perpetuate another,” tweeted Cohen.