In a story that only makes sense in the bizarro world of 2017, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu's son posted an anti-semitic meme blaming his father's problems on George Soros. He has since been defended by neo-nazis and even David Duke.
While many in Israel have denounced the Prime Minister's son, neo-nazis and the like, including David Duke, have rose to defend him.
Israeli leaders and political commentators reacted with anger and bewilderment Sunday after Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, posted a classic anti-Semitic meme on his Facebook page. Neo-Nazi groups in the United States and Holocaust denier David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, liked the post, however. “Yair Netanyahu is a total bro,” wrote Andrew Anglin in the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer. “Next he’s going to call for gassings.” Duke tweeted about it.
Mr. Netanyahu has commented on divisive political subjects in the United States before. Following the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, he criticized Black Lives Matter and Antifa. In Israel, the Holocaust is still a contemporary subject, since so much of the country's existential anxieties are based on the fear of such an event occurring again.
[Ehud] Barak suggested he [Yair Netanyahu] should see a psychiatrist. “Is this what the kid hears at home?” he wrote on Twitter. “Is it genetics, or a spontaneous mental illness? It doesn’t matter. In any case, we should fund his psychiatrist instead of security guards and a driver.” Netanyahu responded to Barak by telling him to get a geriatric nurse: “I hope Ehud Barach [a play on words meaning “Ehud ran away”] didn’t tweet about me from his seat in Boston (between one shady deal or another) while drunk on whiskey (as I well recall). Time to get a geriatric nurse, Ehud.”