Last night, SNL falsely accused Israel of vaccinating only its Jewish citizens.@NBCSNL's "joke" is a modern twist on a classic antisemitic trope that has inspired the mass murder of Jews.
— American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) February 21, 2021
Nigga yall bes be said you be surry to dem joos. Yall know how they gon do a nigga.
I mean, they really do come at you. It just feels like the whole world is closing in on you, as soon as you make one mild joke about Jews.
At least two Jewish organizations are demanding an apology from Michael Che after a joke he made on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
During the ‘Weekend Update’ segment, which Che co-hosts with Colin Jost, Che made light of the vaccination efforts taking place in Israel.
‘Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population,’ Che says as he sets up the joke.
‘I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,’ Che concluded.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) quickly began circulating a petition Saturday Night Live ‘retract its outrageous claim and apologize immediately.’
‘The claim is categorically false: every Israeli, regardless of religion or ethnicity, is eligible for the COVID vaccine, and more than two thirds of Israel’s Arab citizens over 60 have already been vaccinated,’ the petition reads.
‘Saturday Night Live’s ‘joke’ isn’t just untrue—it’s dangerous, a modern twist on a classic antisemitic trope that has inspired the mass murder of countless Jews throughout the centuries.
‘In the Middle Ages, thousands of Jews were burnt at the stake after being blamed for the Black Death and accused of protecting only themselves.
‘In the 20th century, the Nazis accused Jews of spreading disease and seized on that falsehood to justify imprisoning Jews in ghettos and carrying out the mass murder of European Jewry.
‘Words have consequences, and Jews are at risk when a major American TV company joins with those who claim Israel is favoring only a portion of its citizens in its admirable efforts, praised by Dr. Anthony Fauci and others, to vaccinate all of its residents.’
StandWithUs, a pro-Israel advocacy group, is also demanding an apology.
Jews really have bad luck. Everyone’s been out to get them for literally no reason, all throughout history.
It’s just so perplexing that they’ve managed to survive this long, having all odds against them.
Here’s that joke again, just so you can be reminded of just how vile it truly was.