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Elon Musk will meet with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in addition to the representatives of households of hostages held by Hamas on Monday because the billionaire CEO of Tesla and proprietor of X, previously Twitter, faces an antisemitism controversy.

Musk is presently visiting the nation for the primary time since Hamas’ terror attack on Oct. 7 that killed at the least 1,200 folks and Israel believes that Hamas took almost 240 hostages to Gaza following the assault. Monday will mark the fourth day of a cease-fire to facilitate the discharge of at the least 50 hostages in alternate for Israel’s launch of 150 Palestinian prisoners, together with some held on terrorism convictions. The 2 sides are discussing an extension that may see extra Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners launched.

“President Herzog can be joined within the assembly by representatives of households of hostages held by Hamas, who will communicate concerning the horrors of the Hamas terror assault on October 7, and of the continued ache and uncertainty for these held captive,” a press release from Herzog’s workplace defined. “Of their assembly, the President will emphasize the necessity to act to fight rising antisemitism on-line.”

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog and billionaire Elon Musk are set to fulfill in Israel on Monday.

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The emphasis on tamping down antisemitism on the Web, together with social media websites like X, comes as Musk appears to be like to root out antisemitic and genocidal rhetoric on the platform that has spooked advertisers since he took the corporate non-public final 12 months.

A number of notable advertisers together with Apple, IBM and Lionsgate Leisure have paused ad spending on X in current weeks following a report by left-wing group Media Issues that confirmed advertisements showing subsequent to antisemitic and pro-Nazi content material. The social media firm filed a lawsuit towards the group, alleging it manipulated the platform’s algorithms to get these advertisements to seem adjoining to such content material.

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Supporters of Israel and Palestinian advocates have confronted off in road demonstrations and on social media within the wake of Hamas’ terror assault.

Musk additionally sparked accusations of antisemitism when he expressed settlement with a publish claiming that Jewish communities have unfold “hatred towards whites that they declare to need folks to cease utilizing towards them” to which Musk replied, “You might have mentioned the precise fact.”

In a later publish, Musk went on to take concern with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in one other publish as a result of it “unjustly assaults the vast majority of the West, regardless of the vast majority of the West supporting the Jewish folks and Israel. It’s because they can’t, by their very own tenets, criticize the minority teams who’re their major risk. It isn’t proper and it must cease.”

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In response to a criticism leveled by one other poster, Musk acknowledged that he didn’t intend to generalize the Jewish neighborhood at giant and that, “[T]his doesn’t prolong to all Jewish communities, however additionally it is not simply restricted to ADL.”

Musk later took to X to push again on the allegations of antisemitism, writing, “This previous week, there have been lots of of bogus media tales claiming that I’m antisemitic. Nothing might be farther from the reality. I want solely the most effective for humanity and a affluent and thrilling future for all.”

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Musk says that slogans like “decolonization” and “from the river to the ocean” are genocidal euphemisms that will not be tolerated on X, previously Twitter.

He additionally introduced that genocidal rhetoric on the X platform would end result within the suspension of these spreading it.

“On the threat of stating the plain, anybody advocating the genocide of *any* group can be suspended from this platform,” Musk wrote. “As I mentioned earlier this week, ‘decolonization’, ‘from the river to the ocean’ and comparable euphemisms essentially suggest genocide. Clear requires excessive violence are towards our phrases of service and can lead to suspension.”

Musk’s assembly with Herzog and the representatives of the hostages’ households will happen at 3:45 p.m. native time and can be closed to the press, with supplies to be distributed following the assembly.

Musk can also be anticipated to go to cities and kibbutzim near the Gaza border that had been devastated by Hamas’ terror assault.

FOX Enterprise’s Andrea Vacchiano, Michael Dorgan and Reuters contributed to this report.

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