Economist provides no evidence to support charge against Israel PM over Charlottesville

An article in the Aug. 26th print edition of The Economist was critical of the Israeli prime minister’s delay in condemning antisemitism and racism at last week’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Headline of Economist article

Here’s the beginning of their critique:

Only after Mr Trump’s carefully scripted denunciation of “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” did Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, issue a tweet saying, “Outraged by expressions of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism.” 

The article then criticises Netanyahu’s response for failing to name the groups responsible for the hate.

 Mr Netanyahu made no reference to where these expressions were made, nor to who was making them. He did not react to Mr Trump’s later comments, which pinned blame for the violence on both the neo-Nazis and the people who turned out to oppose them.

Whilst the article does acknowledge that Netanyahu’s putatively muted and delayed response to Charlottesville…

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