Andrew Anglin, editor of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website, told an Israeli television channel on Tuesday that he supported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair for posted an anti-Semitic meme last week.
“I stand with Yair and his memes and I’m glad to see that there’s an alt-right in Israel who are standing against the corrosive influence in the West of the Jewish people,” Anglin told Channel 2. “I’m defending Yair Netanyahu because he stood up against the Jews.”
White supremacists, including Anglin and former Ku Klux Klan head David Duke, praised the prime minister’s son in recent days. Anglin even updated the banner image on his website to feature a stylized image of Netanyahu, with the accompanying text, “The World’s #1 Yair Netanyahu fansite.”
Anglin is being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for mounting an online trolling campaign against a Jewish woman and her family in Montana — but lawyers have yet to serve him his papers because he is in hiding.
Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum .
Neo-Nazi Praises Yair Netanyahu Because He ‘Stood Up Against The Jews’