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Elon Musk replied to Israeli businessman Michael Eisenberg with a Hebrew verse from the book of Proverbs.

Eisenberg wrote on X a lengthy analysis of claims that Musk is enabling antisemitism on his platform, and claimed that the criticism against the billionaire was misplaced.

"We need business, political, state, and international allies to rebuild Gaza in the decades ahead," he wrote. "Elon Musk is certainly one of a number of honorable and fitting partners, not as a financial partner with lots of money, but as a strategic partner with many abilities to be part of a genuinely new Middle East."

In response, Musk posted the verse from Proverbs 16:16, "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver", in Hebrew.

Last week, during Musk's visit to Israel, President Isaac Herzog arranged a meeting between Musk and the families of the hostages.

Among the representatives of the families, Rachel, mother of Hersh Goldberg-Polin who was being held captive by Hamas, told Elon Musk, “We know they're innocent civilians in Gaza who are also suffering terribly. We as families are suffering horribly, and we would appreciate any of your help that you can provide and thank you for coming.”

Also speaking was Malki, father of Omer Shem-Tov, who was who was being held captive by Hamas, told Elon Musk, “I know you're very powerful man. And I think every support, you can raise our voices in order to bring the hostages back. That will be something very, very meaningful for all the families. Thank you.” He then presented Mr. Musk with a necklace bearing the words “Bring Them Home”.