Activists from the controversial anti-Israel organization IfNotNow disrupted a speech by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire on Friday evening.
The organization tweeted a video of the incident the following morning with a caption accusing the Florida governor of being antisemitic and stating that his "actions and policies both support Israeli apartheid and put Jews in danger."
The video of the incident can be seen below:
BREAKING: IfNotNow members are confronting Ron DeSantis at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire this evening.We’re making clear that DeSantis is an antisemite whose actions and policies both support Israeli apartheid and put Jews in danger. THREAD pic.twitter.com/SwCUuCAtMb— IfNotNow (@IfNotNowOrg) April 14, 2023
The activists went onstage where DeSantis was speaking, yelling: "Jews against DeSantis!" as they were dragged off by security. They also carried a banner reading "Ron DeSantis: Loves Israel, hates Jews."
Past controversy with IfNotNow
IfNotNow has made controversial statements in regard to Israel and pro-Zionist organizations. In August of last year, the organization claimed that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is part of the antisemitic far right and an organization that did not represent Jews.
The organization also recited the Mourner's Kaddish for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists nearly two years ago. Members of the organization displayed a banner with the names of Palestinian and Israeli victims of the 11-day Israel-Gaza military operation in 2021.
DeSantis announced in March that he would travel to Israel later this month to attend “Celebrate the Faces of Israel,” an event hosted by The Jerusalem Post and the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem to mark Israel's 75th Independence Day. DeSantis promised in 2019 to “be the most pro-Israel governor in America.”
Late last year, the Florida governor stated that the West Bank "is not occupied territory, it is disputed territory" at the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) in Las Vegas.
Michael Starr contributed to this report.