On the eve of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Latin America, his son, Yair Netanyahu, posted a meme depicting space lizards and Free Masons on Facebook — invoking antisemitic imagery.
Yair Netanyahu, who goes by Yair Hun on Facebook, grabbed the image from a Facebook page that uses crude — and often hateful — humor to combat the Israeli Left. The page incorporates Pepe the frog, who has become a symbol of the alt-right.
In one of the page’s posts, Pepe is shown making cookies of his own excrement, which he serves to a supporter of the Left-leaning Jewish movement “Zehut.”
In Yair Netanyahu’s post, Jewish-Hungarian millionaire George Soros is depicted holding a fishing rod with planet Earth on the hook as his bait. This captures the attention of a reptilian-like figure. In turn, the lizard holds up a fishing rod with the occult symbol of a triangle containing a square with a circle, which attracts a character that is meant to be a Free Mason, or Illuminati member of some sort.
That person holds up a fishing rod with cash on its hook, which catches the attention of former Israeli prime minister and noted Netanyahu-critic Ehud Barak.
Barak holds a fishing rod with a ballot for “Eretz Hadasha,” a political party that sought to rid Israeli politics of corruption and was headed by Eldad Yaniv. Yaniv is presented as being drawn to the ballot held by Barak, and is holding a fishing rod of his own — this one with a tray full of food.
To this new bait, a new character is attracted. Meni Naftali, the former caretaker of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, gazes at it intently. The whole image is titled “The Food Chain.”
David Icke, an English conspiracy theorist, is often pointed to as the creator of the concept that Earth’s human elite is not elected or determined by wealth or power, but is simply composed of lizards from outer space.
Eldad Yaniv worked as a political consultant for Barak for years, until the two of them parted ways. Yaniv often described his years as working behind the scenes of Israeli politics, and was uneasy with what he was doing, claiming that Israeli politics is tainted by a powerful relationship between big money and the people in power. He is very active in various protests and legal attempts to remove Prime Minister Netanyahu from office.
Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy reportedly received 200,000 USD from the Open Society Foundations of George Soros.
Molad was the organization that recently published on Facebook a list of claims about the personal conduct of Yair Netanyahu that caused him to strike back against Molad and other sons of previous Israeli prime-ministers.
It is unclear at the moment whether the image was meant as some kind of joke, or if the son of the current leader of the state of Israel subscribes to antisemitic conspiracy theories.
On Twitter, Barak asked, “Is this what the boy hears at home? Is it genetics or his very own mental illness? No matter, at any rate, we should pay for his mental therapist and not his security detail and personal driver.”
זה מה שהילד שומע בבית? מה זה, גנטיקה או מחלת רוח עצמונית? לא משנה. בכל מקרה כדאי מאוד שנממן לו פסיכיאטר, ולא אבטחה ונהג צמוד pic.twitter.com/JOc4vCk8rv
— אהוד ברק (@barak_ehud) September 9, 2017
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog responded to the Tweet by stating that, “Every Jew should feel revulsion and shame this cartoon, [in the style of] the pages of [Nazi newspaper] Der Stürmer, that came out of the home of the prime minister and embraced by antisemites. Delete it, apologize, speak out against it.”
David Duke, big-name white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader tweeted support for Yair Netanyahu.
Netanyahu’s son posts a meme suggesting (((Soros))) is controlling the world: “Meme rife with anti-Semitic themes”https://t.co/6WxSTUNU4e
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) September 9, 2017