The League Against Corruption (ADL) is the latest Jewish group to be named “Saturday Night Live” for a joke about Israel that they say “crossed the line.”
During Saturday’s program, “Cheese Update” guest Michael Che spoke about the spread of Israel’s coronavirus vaccine, suggesting that Jewish citizens receive priority treatment.
“Israel is reporting that they are vaccinating half of their population. I’m going to figure out that it’s half Jewish,” Che said on the NBC show that has been going a long time ago.
The ADL told Fox News in a statement Monday night that while the department is “notorious for sharp criticism and public takedowns,” not only did the che joke miss the signal, but it crossed the line – a laying the foundation of the joke on factual errors. and plays into an antisemitic version in the process. “
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The group went even further and said that they have been keeping an eye on this weekend’s “Weekend Update” and said that the department is “being used inappropriately.[d] Reaches like the punchline “many times.
“Unfortunately, ADL has tracked down a lot of this season ‘Weekend Update’ jokes that use inappropriately as the punchline. I know they can do better, ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt told us.
“In that spirit, I reached out to Lorne Michaels over the weekend urging Saturday Night Live to take action both to repair the damage done and ensure that this will happen again, “he said.
A representative for Michaels, creator and executive producer of “SNL,” did not immediately return a Fox News request for comment. NBC told Fox News earlier Monday that it had “no idea at this time.”
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The statement drew attention on social media causing a stir with viewers and prompted a petition from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) for NBC to “immediately withdraw its false claim and apologize.”
“Saturday Night Live’s ‘jokes’ are not just deceptive – it’s a dangerous, modern take on a classic antisemitic trope that has inspired countless massacres over the centuries,” the petition reads. , and are in jeopardy when a major American TV company joins those who say Israel favors only a fraction of its citizens in its laudable efforts, suggested by Dr. . Anthony Fauci and others, to vaccinate all its residents. “
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Former New York State Convener and American Founder Against Dov Hikind’s Antisemitism address the joke on Twitter, says the writer of the joke “is unaware that Israeli Arab citizens have been vaccinated according to the same credentials as humans. “
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Data from a tracking site run by Oxford University show that Israel has delivered more COVID-19 vaccines than any other country.
The Palestinian Authority’s health ministry announced Friday that Israel has approved the vaccination of 100,000 Palestinians who frequently come into the country for work, Reuters reported. As stated in the Oslo Accords, Palestine – and not Israel – is responsible for Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza.