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No, 'Saturday Night Live' Isn't Inciting the Mass Murder of Jews

'Saturday Night Live' made a joke about Israel discriminating against non-Jews and U.S. Jewish groups accused it of bloodcurdling antisemitism. It wasn’t antisemitic at all

Joshua Shanes
Joshua Shanes
Joshua Shanes
Joshua Shanes

Saturday Night Live’s "Weekend Update" is a satirical news skit segment with nearly a half-century of tradition behind it. The premise is always the same. The beginning of the joke is a true story from the past week, typically something that the audience knows well, followed by a punchline that is either a ridiculous lie or a ridiculous exaggeration of the true story.

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