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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will travel to Israel next month. It did not voice concerns about the tripling of anti-Semitism during his time in office.
DeSantis last visited Israel in 2019, shortly after he was first elected. He prayed at the Wailing Wall and signed a bill in Jerusalem to ban anti-Semitism in Florida public schools. Sheldon Adelson, wife of the deceased GOP megadonor, introduced DeSantis at the event there as he enjoyed it. imagine yourself
“Ron is a warrior,” says Miriam Adelson.
in the following years The self-anointed warrior of culture fights everything he considers “awakening,” as if the future of the American lifestyle is in danger. The ad during his 2022 re-election campaign began in the voice of the Almighty: “And on the 8th day the Lord looked upon His plotted heaven and said, ‘I need a protector,’ so God made a fighter.’”
But DeSantis failed to show a fighting spirit when neo-Nazis staged a protest in Orlando in January last year. A passing motorist named Luke Denton tweeted a widely publicized video of individuals wearing swastika armbands paying their respects to the Nazis as they shouted, “Heil Hilter!… No more Jews!… White power! … there is a Jew, look at him!”
Denton wrote that “I really can’t believe it. that we will see Nazis in 2022. Please note that I am of Jewish descent. And most of my family were killed in the genocide.”
DeSantis hasn’t said anything about it for over a week. Until he was asked directly during a press conference about the Everglades, this god-sent “guardian” and “warrior” described anti-Semitism waving swastikas and tenderly hating as merely “Some fool doing this on the streets.”
In a tweet that she later deleted, a spokesperson for DeSantis asked, “Did we know they were Nazis?” “Use this as some sort of political issue” and “smear” him.
“We’re not playing their game,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis cited support for the Jewish community. This includes the anti-Semitism law he signed in Jerusalem. Jewish school funding and boycotting companies that boycott Israel.
That’s all true. But even as DeSantis delivered an anti-panic speech at the Turning Point USA conference at the Tampa Convention Center in July, the rhetoric continued. He did not comment on neo-Nazis waving swastikas and handing out anti-Semitic pamphlets outside.
“DeSantis Country,” read one of the flags fluttering.
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DeSantis remains silent again when the Goyim Defense League, a white supremacist organization, attempts to spread anti-Semitic hatred through Volusia County with Nazi banners and pamphlets and poisonous words. Volusia County Sheriff Chitwood made the response as DeSantis should have.
“As @VolusiaSheriff I will use every legal measure in my power to eradicate racists and cowards. I hope they turn on the cameras and shoot all the video,” he tweeted. “We will send the message that Volusia County does not tolerate hate.”
in online chat A man Chitwood called “Keyboard Commando” talks about shooting him in the head. The sheriff addressed the threat in a press conference.
“These scum are in the wrong area,” he said. “I stand with my Jewish friends. And I’m honored to be on your hit list. It’s an honor to be hunted down by a group of punk thugs like you.”
Chitwood plays a number of videos of the Goyim Defense League going on in Volusia and other Florida counties. One footage shows them threatening people with megaphones outside the South Orlando synagogue on Feb. 17.
“Look at that shill Jew!”
The video was filmed tens of miles away from Disney World. That prompted DeSantis to respond in vengeance when the company’s top executives dared to come out against the law. DeSantis has not taken any action so far in response to the report released by the governor. The Anti-Defamation League found anti-Semitic incidents in Florida skyrocketing since DeSantis became governor and first trip to Israel. There were 64 incidents in 2019, rising to 214 last year.
As this year’s totals continued to rise, DeSantis decided to return to Israel. This trip will be part of his quest for the presidency. which he has not officially announced yet But it had to be voted by the Jewish community. He also wanted votes from the far-right, which included anti-Semitism in various manifestations.
Meanwhile, as The Daily Beast reports, Chitwood investigators tracked down and arrested a New Jersey man accused of making threats in the chatroom. Chitwood was waiting at the airport when the man was extradited and sent to a jail in part of Florida. At least one elected official has made it clear that neo-Nazis and other scum are not welcome.
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