The official Israeli Broadcasting Authority said, on Monday, that the American billionaire owner of “X” and the “Starlink” company, Elon Musk, arrived in Israel, days after he was accused of anti-Semitism because of his support for a post on his platform that supports the Palestinians.
The Israeli President's office said in a statement reached by Anatolia: "Against the backdrop of the ongoing war with Hamas, President Isaac Herzog will meet, on Monday, businessman Elon Musk, who is visiting Israel," without specifying the duration of the visit.
He added: "President Herzog will be joined at the meeting by representatives of the families of the hostages held by Hamas."
He continued: "In their meeting, the president will emphasize the need to work to combat growing anti-Semitism on the Internet."
On November 18, Musk announced his intention to suspend any account supporting Palestine that uses terms such as “decolonization” and “from the river to the sea” on “X” (formerly Twitter), claiming that they are “euphemisms calling for genocide against the Jews.” It includes “clear calls for extreme violence,” he claimed.
This comes after the White House condemned what it described as “hateful promotion” of anti-Semitism by Musk, through his adoption of a post on “X”.
Musk had expressed his support for a post by one of the accounts on “X”, which said: “The Jews are using the same hatred against white people that they are asking people to stop using against them.” Musk commented on the post, saying: “I told the truth.”
For its part, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said: “Businessman Elon Musk is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the Prime Minister’s Office did not confirm this until early Monday.”
Netanyahu met Musk last September, during a visit to the American city of San Francisco.
Earlier Monday, Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karei announced a preliminary agreement with Musk stipulating that the Gaza Strip would not be provided with satellite Internet from Starlink except with Tel Aviv’s approval.