MSNBC guest Donny Deutsch blasted the rise in antisemitism following Hamas’ attacks on Israel during an appearance on “The View.”
Deutsch highlighted that while some people may support Palestinians and a two-state solution, there are those who simply hate Israel and Jews.
“I think the people chiming in on ‘free Palestine,’ not everyone saying that understands what they’re saying. There is a big chunk of people saying that, that don’t believe Israel should exist,” co-host Sara Haines said.
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“It’s one thing to say ‘free Palestine,’ it’s one thing to be sticking up for the Palestinian people, but how much of that is more of just ‘I hate Israel, I hate Jews I don’t think they should exist.’ And when you see the violence attached to it and the scary part, it’s young people.”
“This is all coming from young people, the woke generation, the super woke generation is ignorant about a lot of things,” Deutsch pressed.
The discussion also touched on the lack of education about the Holocaust and the importance of teaching history.
“They don’t teach it. It’s not taught in schools. This is what happens when you don’t teach history. This is what happens,” said co-host Whoopi Goldberg in reference to the Holocaust.
The hosts emphasized the need for more scholars to address the issue.
Additionally, Whoopi Goldberg mentioned the historical religious scapegoating of Jews.
“For some reason and I said this in the clip, slaughter against Jews, massacre against Jews falls into a different category than slaughter and massacre or injustices against other groups and I — we need more scholars to give us answers,” Deutsch said.
“I think a lot of it has to do with the idea of religion,” said Goldberg.
“I mean, think back to the Pogroms. People said, ‘oh you’re responsible for killing Jesus.’ You want to talk about ignorant folks not realizing that Jesus was Jewish, you know, I mean, so if you start with a lie and you tell it long enough, we know about that. We lived with that all the time.”
“It’s part of our DNA, but if you live with the lie that there is a difference between us as human beings and you name something that nobody can show or prove, except you kind of know because you read the Bible. It says rabbi. Rabbi. Rabbi,” she pressed.
The segment concluded with a mention of a Cornell student who was charged with making threats against Jewish students.