February 22, 2024

Elon Musk, a prominent figure in the global hi-tech industry, recently visited Israel amid controversy over alleged antisemitic posts on social media. Musk’s response drew condemnation, leading him to announce that he would donate revenue from the social media platform to hospitals in Israel and Gaza, without specifying the amount. Despite Musk’s assertions that he does not hold animosity towards Jews, a compilation of his posts suggests a different story.

Musk has a history of engaging in antisemitic posts on social media. He endorsed the #BantheADL campaign and liked a post featuring a quote often attributed to a neo-Nazi. Musk also made concerning statements about Jewish billionaire George Soros and allowed individuals with antisemitic views back on Twitter, resulting in threats to Twitter’s former compliance officer.

In addition, Musk made troubling posts, including referring to a former senior US military officer as a “puppet & puppeteer,” posting an image of a Nazi soldier, and welcoming rapper Kanye West back to X before blocking him again. These actions have raised concerns about his stance on antisemitism and the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes.

It is essential to address and scrutinize public figures’ actions when it comes to promoting hatred, regardless of their stature or success in other areas.