Neo-Nazi site takes Hotovely remarks as admission Jews are fifth column in US
MENAHEM KAHANA (AFP/Archives)
The flagship website of US neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements interpreted the controversial remarks made by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister on the subject of US Jews as an admission that the Jewish community represents a fifth column in America.
In an explosive interview with i24NEWS, Tzipi Hotovely said American Jews were “people that never send their children to fight for their country, most of the Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, going to Iraq.”
Her rhetoric stirred up a swift and searing backlash in both the US and Israel, drawing a flood of condemnation including from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"An Israeli diplomat just admitted a very inconvenient fact," reads the report in the Daily Stormer website.
"Few Jews living in the United States have ever served in the American military," the report goes on to claim. "Considering that America has been fighting all sorts of insane wars for Jews and Israel, this is not something they want people talking about."
According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, US military "stopped recording the religion of recruits decades ago, but until then Jews served in slightly greater proportion than their percentage in the general population. There continues to be a Jewish presence in the military, including in the highest ranks."
The report in the Daily Stormer stated that Hotovely's remark "highlights how insane the current situation is. Why are we fighting wars for a group of parasites like the Jews?"
The notoriously inflammatory publication, whose name is a play on the German Nazi party's tabloid Der Stürmer, was launched in 2013 and has come to be seen as representative of the so-called "alt-right" movement.
Earlier this year it endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair, calling him "a total bro," after the 26-year-old posted a cartoon criticized as anti-Semitic on his Facebook page.
The site was recently booted off its US-based web host in the aftermath of white nationalist violence Charlottesville, where a left-wing counter-protester was killed in a vehicular attack by an avowed white supremacist. It has been since relaunched on foreign servers.
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