The term "renegade Jew" began trending on Twitter after it appeared in a headline on a column posted Sunday for the conservative Breitbart News website.
The column, by Breitbart columnist David Horowitz lambastes Bill Kristol, the conservative commentator and founder of the Weekly Standard, for allegedly joining forces with a "small but well-heeled group of Washington insiders" to launch a third-party attempt to bar Republican candidate Donald Trump's White House bid.
Huffington Post reported that on Sunday night the term "renegade Jew" had been tweeted more than 1,500 times, even though the phrase appeared only in the headline (which may not have been written by Horowitz), and not in the column itself.
Here's a sampling:
can someone make me a T-shirt that says— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) May 16, 2016
RENEGADE JEW pic.twitter.com/uOYzw6q1YG
"Renegade Jew" is foretaste of the really anti-Semitic stabbed-in-the-back myths we'll see when Trump loses in fall pic.twitter.com/vpgU1a1uax— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 16, 2016
To be fair, “Renegade Jew” sounds arguably badass. https://t.co/cnxVZNqsmR— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 16, 2016
“Renegade Jew” was also the monicker of a 1994 rapper from Crown Heights, who is now nearly impossible to Google.https://t.co/SChXTmENT8— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 16, 2016
"Renegade Jew" sounds like a working title for a Tarantino flick.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) May 16, 2016
Referring to the agreement that the United States and other world powers signed with Iran over its nuclear program, Horowitz, wrote: "Trump has promised to abandon the Iran deal, while Hillary Clinton and all but a handful of Democrats have supported this treachery from start to finish. Kristol is now one of their allies."
"I am a Jew who has never been to Israel and has never been a Zionist in the sense of believing that Jews can rid themselves of Jew hatred by having their own nation state," Horowitz stated, but "to weaken the only party that stands between the Jews and their annihilation, and between America and the forces intent on destroying her, is a political miscalculation so great and a betrayal so profound as to not be easily forgiven."
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