Musk mulling visit to Israel

Ynet learns mogul scheduled to visit Gaza border Kibbutz Be'eri severely impacted by Hamas massacre and also meet Netanyahu and Herzog; Musk attempts to rehabilitate public reputation after string of antisemitic posts

Elon Musk was considering a visit to Israel next week, Ynet has learned. He is scheduled to visit Kibbutz Be'eri on the border with Gaza, which was nearly entirely destroyed, a quarter of its members killed and other abducted to Gaza. Musk, if he arrives, will also meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Issac Herzog.
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The media mogul met with Netanyahu in September, when the prime minister was in the U.S. for his address to the UN General Assembly. Netanyahu then invited Musk to visit Israel and consider establishing a research and development center for his company, Tesla.
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A visit to Israel may help Musk rehabilitate his public reputation after he posted antisemitic content on his platform X, formerly known as Twitter. Since he purchased the platform and lifted restrictions imposed on users to police content, antisemitic posts have increased considerably.
After the user who goes by the handle The Artist Formerly Known as Eric posted: "Okay. Jewish communities have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them." Musk wholeheartedly endorsed the tweet, posting 'You have said the actual truth'
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The White House Musk's endorsement of what it called a "hideous" antisemitic conspiracy theory on X, while major U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co, Warner Bros Discovery and NBCUniversal parent Comcast paused their advertisements on his social media site.
Major advertisers including IBM, Comcast, Apple Walt Disney Co, and Warner Bros Discovery were among those to pull their ads from the platform after watchdog Media Matters said that their ads appeared next to posts supporting Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Musk has since filed a law suit against Media Matters calling the organization "pure evil."
He also launched a battle against the Anti-Defamation League claiming the ADL was attempting to harm the platform by falsely accusing it and him of antisemitism. He further stated, "It looks like we have no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League... oh the irony!" it
In an effort to walk back some of his controversial statements, Musk said in a post that the use of the term "from the river to the sea," necessarily implies a Jewish genocide. Thus it is unacceptable. He also said he planned to transfer all income from X derived from content about the war in Gaza, to hospitals in Israel and to the Red Cross in Gaza.
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