Report: Elon Musk to Visit Israel Trip Amid Antisemitism Controversy

By Yoni Weiss

Tesla and X owner Elon Musk. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

Tesla and X owner Elon Musk is slated to visit Israel next week, during which he will visit towns near the Gaza border that were attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7, Channel 12 reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Musk will meet with President Yitzchak Herzog and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The visit comes as Musk continues to come under fire for failures to combat antisemitism on the X (formerly Twitter) platform, for sharing content from antisemitic accounts, and for attacking and even suing watchdogs who criticize his handling of antisemitism and other hate speech on X.

Earlier this week, Musk announced that X would be donating all revenue from advertising and subscriptions “associated with the war in Gaza” to hospitals in Israel and the Red Cross and Red Crescent in the Gaza Strip.

Last month, Musk also said that he wanted to provide Starlink satellite internet coverage to the Gaza Strip, sparking outrage from Israeli officials, including Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi who warned that Israel would fight any such move.

Musk stressed that if Starlink access is provided to Gaza, the company would take “extraordinary measures” to confirm that it is only used for humanitarian reasons.

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