Musk seems to be shoring up the defenses against the oncoming storm. From the Jewish Chronicle (UK):
“My entire life is pro-Semitic,” Elon Musk said in the initial minutes of his live chat this evening with Ben Shapiro on Twitter/X. …
The live chat comes off the back of weeks of controversy surrounding Musk’s rhetoric on his social media platform X and accusations of antisemitism running unchecked on the site. [False]
He referenced the Hebrew roots of his first name, claiming it is like “being called Bob” in Israel. Musk was also metioned that he went to a Hebrew preschool, and that his father took him to Israel when he was thirteen. Several times over the course of the discussion, Musk mentioned that he has visited Israel twice.
“I don’t know if I am genetically Jewish…but I am aspirationally Jewish,” he said.
The list of panelists did not include a representative from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish organisation currently embroiled in a spat with Musk after he called them ‘one of the biggest spreaders of antisemitism’ on Twitter.
The conversation seemed to be an elaborate soapbox for Musk to defend himself as “pro-Semitic” in light of recent accusations to the contrary. “I’ve been to Masada twice,” he said. “I don’t know if many people can say that.” …