We just got back from our trip to Israel, which was amazing. That’s not just my opinion, either.
Israel’s largest newspaper, Israel Today, loved one of Faith Goldy’s videos so much, they uploaded it with Hebrew captions — and it received nearly a million views in the first two days. Pretty incredible for a country of just 8.5 million people.
Not to be outdone, Al Jazeera hated one of Faith’s videos so much that after they criticized it, it got about TWO million views in the first two days.
In Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, strangers would call out to us.
They recognized me or Gavin McInnes from our videos.
A speakers bureau in Tel Aviv asked Gavin to give a talk, on one day’s notice, and more than 200 people RSVPd, and Gavin did a hilarious half-speech, half comedy routine, partly as himself, partly in character as his PLO-loving leftist brother “Miles.” So many people wanted to come work for us. I’d love to set up an Israel bureau.
If you want to see all of our videos from that recent trip, go to RebelIsrael.com
Now, normally I’d end this video there.
But I have another part to this video that’s just for Jews.
Because something funny popped up during and after this trip.
Actually, a few things happened all at once:
We went to Israel; and by coincidence in the same week, one of our contributors, Jay Fayza, criticized white nationalism, in a fairly thoughtful way.
And then Gavin McInnes made some off-colour comments, as he does pretty much every day, but he went pretty far this time. That video wasn’t for the Rebel, but for another TV company he works for.
But he still made a correction that we posted at TheRebel.media. I’m glad he did.
But all these things together shook out some of our viewers who were anti-Semitic or racist. How many do you think that was out of our 600,000?
It was about half a percent.
About 3,000 people quit being YouTube subscribers to us over our trip to Israel, because they thought we were too Jewish, and Jay Fayza was too anti-racist, and Gavin McInnes was too mean to neo-Nazis. Who cares?
But there is one other group that’s really mad as us:
Specifically, four liberal Jewish journalists.
They’re saying we’re anti-Semitic.
These people are insane.
This particular incident has taught me something about anti-Semitism that I’d like to share with you.
I hope you’ll watch and see what I mean…