Jerry Seinfeld Waves To Protestors

Jerry Seinfeld, the beloved comedian and actor, was recently in New York City attending an event featuring Bari Weiss, the founder of the Free Press.

This event, however, was not without controversy as anti-Israel activists were targeting it due to Weiss’ presence. This is not surprising, given the current state of tension and polarization surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

What stood out was the bizarre reason these activists had for targeting the event. They blamed Weiss for the death of a professor in Gaza, Refaat Alareer, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in December.

According to Red State:

Alareer tweeted in late October that if he was killed, “I blame Bari Weiss and her likes.” His tweet was in response to Weiss criticizing Alareer for joking in an earlier tweet about whether an Israeli baby was burned alive in an oven “with or without baking soda” during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Alareer reportedly mocked victims of the terror attack and hours after the assault said in a BBC interview that Palestinian resistance was “legitimate and moral.”

This twisted logic is not only nonsensical but also shows a complete lack of empathy for the victims of the attack and their families. It is a clear indication of the one-sided and biased view these activists have towards the conflict. What’s problematic is that these activists claim to be advocating for peace and justice, yet they have no qualms about defending and even praising terrorists who have committed heinous acts against innocent civilians.

As Seinfeld was leaving the event, these activists targeted him, yelling and calling him a “genocide supporter” and “Nazi scum.” This is ironic, considering the fact that their stance on the conflict actually supports the Hamas terrorists who have openly stated their goal of wiping out Israel.

Seinfeld, however, handled the situation with grace and composure, ignoring their rants and simply smiling and waving at them. This only seemed to further infuriate the activists, who were likely expecting a more heated response.

This is not the first time Seinfeld has been targeted by anti-Israel activists. In December, he was similarly protested during a stand-up performance in Syracuse.