Emma Watson accused of being anti-Semitic after showing support for Palestine

They accuse Emma Watson of being an anti-Semite. Yes Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, described the British actress as “anti-Semitic” after she posted a message of “solidarity” with Palestine on her Instagram account.

In the image published by Watson you can read the phrase “Solidarity is a verb” in front of some photographs of protesters with Palestinian flags.

For his part, Danny Danon published: “Ten points to Gryffindor for being anti-Semitic“In reference to the house to which the character played by Watson in the Harry Potter film saga belonged.

What is anti-Semitic, definition?

Anyone who causes hostility to the Jews. They accuse Emma Watson of being anti-Semitic for her post that she supports Israel.

The Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy defines anti-Semite as “that shows hostility or prejudice towards Jews, their culture or their influence “

  • Anti-Semitic Emma Watson?

The real image was published in May 2021 by @badactivistcollective (Colectivo de Mal Activismo, which defines itself as “a collective of change agents, artists, storytellers and activists who dismantle perfectionism and fight for the liberation of people and the planet “), after Israel carried out a deadly 11-day offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip.

At that time celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Susan Sarandon published messages in support of the Palestinians, the current situation and for which they accuse Emma Watson of being anti-Semitic is due to the fact that her publication exceeded 1 million Likes and more than 89,000 comments.

Yet pro-Palestinian and even Israeli activists they have reproached the Israeli authorities for pointing out as anti-Semitic any criticism of decisions of the Israeli Government, in particular regarding the occupation and colonization of the Palestinian territories.

Why is Emma Watson accused of being an anti-Semite?

They accuse Emma Watson of being anti-Semitic for her post that she supports Israel.

Although many thanked the British actress for her support and added the hashtags #FreePalestine (Free Palestinian) and #PalestineWillBeFree (Palestine Will Be Free) to her comments, there were those who were against it.

One of them, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, it was one of the critics who wrote:

Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it doesn’t work in reality. If it did, the magic used in the wizarding world could eliminate the evils of Hamas (which oppresses women and seeks the annihilation of Israel) and the Palestinian Authority (which supports terror). I would be in favor of that! “

In that sense, Ambassador Danny Danon, also permanent representative of Israel to the UN and president of Likud, negatively rated the post which is why they now accuse Emma Watson of being an anti-Semite.

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