At the very least, the first tweet Elon Musk made about George Soros was unpleasant. David Saranga, the director of digital diplomacy at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, then claimed that the Twitter user had tweeted with “an antisemitic flavor.”
Eli Cohen, Israel’s foreign minister, has now added his voice. Saranga’s remark on the social network prompted him to say, “There will be no tweets like this again.
George Soros, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor born in Hungary, was linked in Musk’s initial tweet to the Marvel Comics villain “Magneto,” although some Twitter users pointed out that the latter fictitious character was meant to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor.
Among those who charged Musk with intentionally equating Soros with someone with a comparable past was Ted Deutch, CEO of the American Jewish Committee.
Elon Musk’s use of terminology when discussing George Soros was not an accident, as I explained to Jake Tapper.
It’s the result of long-ago Jewish machinations with corrupt leaders, he tweeted. It serves as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion for the digital age. It is incorrect and blatantly harmful.
In an interview with journalist Yinon Magal, Cohen reportedly remarked on the social media guidelines of Israel’s Foreign Ministry. In a tweet, the latter person mentioned Musk and stated that Cohen “did not like the tweet against you, sent from the official account of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.”
He described the situation as a “mishap” and assured Magal that “something similar will not happen again.” Following the tweet, Cohen gave the ministry’s employees instructions that, moving forward, any tweet with potential political or governmental ramifications must be cleared by him before it is published.
He says, “Soros is not someone who needs the protection of the State of Israel.”