Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, on Monday rejected claims that X and Starlink owner Elon Musk is an antisemite.
“I can recognize a Jew hater from a long distance, and let me be very, very clear. Elon Musk is not an antisemite, and you really know it,” Hikind said in a video posted to X.
“He has made some serious mistakes…but an antisemite? No way. I know there is an agenda on the extreme left to undermine him, to hurt him and destroy him, but the fact is that he is now in Israel, meeting with the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet during the war. You think that the Prime Minister would be meeting with an antisemite? I don’t think so,” he added.
“He’s made mistakes, but I consider him a friend of the Jewish people, without any doubt. So let’s stop playing politics with Elon Musk. He’s not an antisemite. Not even close.”
Musk replied to Hikind’s video and said, “Thanks, indeed you are correct”.