Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son has said that American left-wing groups are more dangerous that neo-Nazis in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy last Saturday when a white supremacist who ran over a group of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Yair Netanyahu posted on Facebook: “to set things right, I am a Jew, an Israeli, and the nasty neo-Nazis in Virginia hate me and my country. Yet they belong to the past and their race is dying. On the other hand, Antifa bandits and the Black Lives Matter who hate my country and who hate America too in my opinion are growing more and more powerful and are tremendously dominating American universities as well as public life.”
These statements came in the wake of the criticism that was directed towards US President Donald Trump who condemned “violence from both sides,” and only yesterday condemned the neo-Nazis and the Klu Klux Klan.
Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned “manifestations of anti-Semitism” in the protest in Charlottesville only yesterday. On his Twitter account, he wrote that he is “mad at these manifestations of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism”.
Netanyahu himself has been accused of racism against the Arab Palestinian minority.
In a Facebook post two weeks ago Netanyahu junior wrote that the Israeli think tank Molad was a radical and anti-Zionist movement that it is sponsored by the Israel Destruction Fund, in a reference to New Fund for Israel, a left-wing Zionist association. Molad filed a libel and slander suit and demanded a 140,000 shekel ($38,655) fine.