Jewish-American writer David Simon to Bennett: 'Go home'

Simon is known for creating "The Wire" television series

October 28, 2018 17:15
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Creator and executive producer David Simon (L), cast member Wendell Pierce (C) and creator and execu

Creator and executive producer David Simon (L), cast member Wendell Pierce (C) and creator and executive producer Eric Overmyer (R) participate in a panel for HBO's series "Treme" during the HBO sessions of the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California January 14, 2010. (photo credit: REUTERS/PHIL MCCARTEN)


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Jewish-American writer David Simon slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter, claiming Netanyahu aided US President Donald Trump to be elected and that, in turn, enabled the rise of American fascism.

In response to a tweet by Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett, who flew to Pittsburgh in support of the Jewish community, Simon wrote that the minister should "Go Home."

"Netanyahu's interventions in US politics aided in the election of Donald Trump," wrote Simon, who argued that the US President provides "raw and relentless validation of white nationalism and fascism."

Simon further wrote that "the American Jewish community is now bleeding at the hands of the Israeli Prime Minister."

Eleven people were murdered in the Tree of Life congregation shooting Saturday evening when suspected shooter Robert Bowers entered the Pittsburgh synagogue and began firing.

Simon is known for creating "The Wire" television series



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