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Israeli consul Dayan links Jeremy Corbyn to Pittsburgh massacre (and no mention of Trump) | Mondoweiss |

After 11 Jews were massacred by a white nationalist in Pittsburgh on October 27, two Israeli officials attempted to exploit the tragedy so as to demonize Palestinian solidarity --  ambassador Ron Dermer and education minister Naftali Bennett. Now here's another offender; last week, Dani Dayan, the Israeli consul general in New York, spoke at a vigil for Pittsburgh organized by the American Jewish Committee and used the occasion to smear Jeremy Corbyn as an "anti-Semite" and to call Iran a "genocidal regime."

The Netanyahu administration is once again showing contempt for American Jews. Dayan completely avoided the topic of Donald Trump's nationalist and racist rhetoric -- even though three out of four American Jews hold Trump responsible for the massacre.

Dayan did say some healing words --  that he had flown to Pittsburgh on the night of the massacre and gone to the Tree of Life synagogue after midnight to say prayers and commune with the spirits of the dead. But he then launched into the political lessons of the massacre, and located neo-Nazi demons in Jeremy Corbyn of Britain and the Iranian government, without saying a word against Donald Trump's racist comments.  

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