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Musk to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu

The Twitter/X owner has sought to reduce antisemitic and genocidal anti-Israel posts on the social media platform.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, tour a Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sept. 18, 2023. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, tour a Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sept. 18, 2023. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk will visit Israel on Monday and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The X (formerly Twitter) owner met with Netanyahu in California in September to discuss artificial intelligence and investments in Israel.

Jerusalem has been in a state of war since Hamas terrorists massacred 1,200 people in southern Israel on Oct. 7. The assault triggered a tidal wave of Jew-hatred online and Musk has sought to tamp down the venom aimed at Jews and Israel.

Musk posted on the social network on Nov. 17: “At risk of stating the obvious, anyone advocating the genocide of *any* group will be suspended from this platform.”

He did not respond to a comment from New York Post reporter Jon Levine, asking whether Twitter would suspend Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who posted that “from the river to the sea” is an “an aspirational call for freedom, human rights and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction or hate.”

Musk did reply to someone who asked about Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writing: “We have a ‘United Nations’ rule that exempts senior government officials who are recognized by the U.N. from suspension in the interests of maintaining international communications.”

Also on Nov. 17, Musk wrote that “‘decolonization,’ ‘from the river to the sea’ and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide. Clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension.”

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