Rudy Giuliani condemned for saying George Soros was 'hardly a Jew'

The former New York mayor and aggressive Donald Trump supporter said 'I’m more of a Jew than Soros is'


Rudy Giuliani has been criticised for suggesting financier George Soros cannot be the subject of antisemitism because he is "hardly a Jew".

In an interview with New York magazine, the former New York mayor, who claims to be Donald Trump's attorney, said: "Don’t tell me I’m antisemitic if I oppose him.

“Soros is hardly a Jew. I’m more of a Jew than Soros is. I probably know more about — he doesn’t go to church, he doesn’t go to religion — synagogue.

"He doesn’t belong to a synagogue, he doesn’t support Israel, he’s an enemy of Israel.

"He’s elected eight anarchist DAs in the United States. He’s a horrible human being.”

Statements about the supposed reach of the power of Mr Soros, who was born in Hungary and survived the Holocaust, have become a mainstay of antisemitic conspiracy theories.

Last year, Mr Trump said "a lot of people say" that Mr Soros was funding the so-called migrant caravan.

Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of Anti-Defamation League, tweeted: "Opposing Soros isn't what's antisemitic.

"Saying that he controls ambassadors, employs FBI agents and isn't 'Jewish enough' to be demonized is." 


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