“Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality,” Erdan tweeted. “If it did, the magic used in the wizarding world could eliminate the evils of Hamas (which oppresses women & seeks the annihilation of Israel) and the PA (which supports terror). I would be in favor of that!”
This is not the first time that Israeli officials have reacted furiously to public demonstrations of support for Palestinians, and the latest comments received pushback online.
, co-executive director of Indivisible
, a US-based progressive political campaign organization
, 응답 to Danon on Twitter
“A perfect demonstration of the utterly cynical and bad-faith weaponization of antisemitism to shut down basic expressions of solidarity with the Palestinian people,” Greenberg wrote.
And UK politician Sayeeda Warsi also 트윗 back to Danon
“Showing solidarity with Palestinians is not antisemitism,” 그녀가 적었다. “These constant attempts to stifle any and all support for Palestinians must be called out.”
MSNBC host and former CNN journalist Ayman Mohyeldin was another who 댓글을 달다
“No joke, we are at the point where merely posting a vague picture referencing solidarity with Palestinians on Instagram gets you labeled as an antisemite,” 그는 트윗했다.
Other celebrities have also come in for sharp criticism over their support for the Palestinian cause.
10 월 2021, bestselling Irish author Sally Rooney said she had chosen not to sell the translation rights for her latest novel to an Israeli-based publishing house, citing concerns about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
, Israel’s Minister for Diaspora Affairs
, 비판 Rooney’s decision on Twitter
. “The cultural boycott of Israel
, anti-Semitism in a new guise
,” 그가 썼어.