'Death to Israel' Calls Published on Twitter after President Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement
In the wake of President Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, anti-Semitic tweets calling for the extermination of America’s strongest allies in the Middle East have been posted to the social media platform Twitter — with some posts addressed directly to the president at his personal Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. Tweets also included calls for "death to America."
PJ Media uncovered the following tweets on the microblogging site:
God is the greatest death to America Death to Israel Damn the Jews Victory for Islam
— #سام_اليماني (@samyemen505) December 6, 2017
Death to America
Death to Israel
— Sarfaraz Khan (@SarfarazPaki) December 6, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Death to America Death to Israel
— Amreldawy (@Amreldawy4) December 6, 2017
— Bnt Alnoor الإرهابيه (@alnoori_44) December 6, 2017
Death to America
— Hussain Rehber (@hussain_rehber) December 6, 2017
#Jerusalem death to America death to Israel.
— azeem niazi (@AzeemNiazi12) December 6, 2017
— -Ghousia (@yeldazahra) December 6, 2017
Twitter gives users the ability to report tweets that are “abusive or harmful.” Furthermore, the platform allows users to detail reasons for the abusive and harmful nature of such tweets, including but not limited to posts that threaten “violence or physical harm,” direct “hate against a race, religion, gender, or orientation,” include “targeted harassment,” and posts that could be considered “disrespectful or offensive.”
As of this writing, the posts embedded here have not been removed. Also as of this writing, PJ Media terrorism expert and foreign policy reporter Bridget Johnson remains suspended from the social media platform for reasons yet to be given by the company.