Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni wrote on Twitter that she was “deeply disturbed” by a video of Donald Trump supporters making the Nazi salute at a conference hosted by the white nationalist National Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
“Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” said National Policy Institute leader Richard Spencer at a November 19 conference. Attendees responded with cheers and the Nazi salute.
Livni called on world leaders to repudiate contemporary Nazism.
Deeply disturbed by white nationalists’ Nazi salute. World leaders must say: no place for this in liberal democracy https://t.co/T9QpXd8Znz— ציפי לבני (@Tzipi_Livni) November 22, 2016
Israel’s right wing leaders have embraced Trump.
Last week, Yoav Hendel, an Israeli military historian who is the head of the Institute for Zionist Strategies think tank, wrote on Twitter what he thinks American Jews should do if they don’t like Trump.
My Jewish Americans brothers, stop crying about anti Semitism and Trump, come home to Israel. Make ALiyah.— Yoaz Hendel יועז (@YoazHendel1) November 15, 2016
Naomi Zeveloff is the Middle East correspondent of the Forward, primarily covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories.