The White House accuses Musk of promoting anti-Semitism and companies pull advertising from X

The White House accuses Musk of promoting anti-Semitism and companies pull advertising from X

After the White House criticized what was considered "abhorrent promotion of anti-Semitism" by the owner of the X platform, Elon Musk, major companies announced that they were withdrawing their advertising from the platform formerly known as Twitter.

A number of major international companies announced that they were withdrawing their advertisements from the X platform due to a tweet by its owner, Elon Musk, in which he supported that “Jewish communities spread hatred against white people.”

The Washington Post reported that the list of companies that had withdrawn their advertisements from the X platform, which was called Twitter, had increased due to the appearance of these advertisements next to what it described as “posts supportive of Nazism.”

Last Wednesday, a user from a verified account on

American billionaire Elon Musk, who has more than 160 million followers on the X platform, commented on the post by saying: “You told the actual truth.”

The White House attacks Musk

For his part, White House spokesman Andrew Bates said on Friday that "it is unacceptable to repeat a heinous lie in this way."

He added: "We condemn in the strongest terms this abhorrent promotion of anti-Semitism and racial hatred, which contradicts our core values ​​as Americans." He continued: "We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hatred, and a duty not to remain silent about anyone who attacks the dignity of his American citizens and undermines the safety of our communities."

The American newspaper "Washington Post" indicated that among the companies that withdrew their advertisements from IC was "IBM", on November 16, after a report by the "Mediamatters" website indicated that the advertisements of giant companies such as "IBM" BMW, Apple, and Oracle “appear next to pro-Nazi content.”

IBM said in a statement, “The company can never tolerate hate speech and discrimination, and we have decided to immediately suspend all of our advertising on the X platform, and we are investigating this unacceptable situation.”

Apple also announced on Friday that it was suspending all advertising on the

The Washington Post indicated that Apple is X's largest advertiser, as it spent about $50 million during the first quarter of 2022.

Production and distribution company Lionsgate also decided to suspend its advertising on X starting Friday, a company spokesperson told the Washington Post. The company produced a number of important films, such as “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.”

The other giant company that suspended its advertisements on the platform owned by Musk is Disney, as its spokesman announced on Friday.

The company's market value is about $173 billion, which indicates the huge amount of advertising that the X platform will lose.

5 countries call on the International Criminal Court to investigate the Gaza war amid continuing demonstrations

Five signatory countries to the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court requested an investigation into the situation in the State of Palestine, at a time when massive demonstrations and marches continue in a number of countries around the world in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Five signatory countries to the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court requested an investigation into the situation in the State of Palestine, announced the Prosecutor of the Court, Karim Khan, confirming that his office had opened an investigation into the situation there.

Khan said that his office received a request to investigate the situation in the State of Palestine, issued by the five party states: South Africa, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Comoros, and Djibouti. He announced that his office began an investigation into the situation immediately after receiving the request.

The International Criminal Court opened an investigation in 2021 into war crimes suspected of occurring in the Palestinian territories, including crimes suspected of being committed by Israeli forces.

Khan said that his mandate would apply to crimes suspected of being committed during the current war. But his teams were unable to enter Gaza or Israel, which is not a member of the International Criminal Court.

South Africa explained that it had submitted a request for referral with “other countries that share the same concerns” so that the International Criminal Court would give urgent attention to the seriousness of the current situation.

The South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement stressed that Pretoria "encourages other signatory states of the Rome Statute to join this referral request, or to submit referral requests independently."

Popular movement in the world

Regarding popular solidarity with Palestine around the world, the Moroccan Authority for Supporting the Nation’s Issues said in a statement on Friday evening that “more than 130 vigils and marches were organized in about 60 cities, in response to the Authority’s call” to support Gaza against the Israeli war.

On a daily basis, many Moroccan cities, including the capital, Rabat, are witnessing massive vigils in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and demanding an end to the Israeli raids on Gaza, the lifting of the siege, and the entry of aid.​​​​​​

In Britain, the “Stop the War” coalition is planning a national movement day in solidarity with the Palestinian people today, Saturday, through more than 100 marches across the country instead of organizing a large march in London as happened in recent weeks. London alone is scheduled to witness 10 events to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

School students in several areas of Britain refrained from entering classrooms and organized protests in solidarity with Palestine and calling for a ceasefire for Gaza. Students participating in the call launched by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign gathered in public squares and schools to show solidarity with Palestine in many parts of the country.

A publication by the youth organization for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, published on the X website on Friday, stated that students at Goldsmiths School, University of London, did not enter the classroom for the second time, and gathered in front of the school, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Hundreds of demonstrators stormed the administrative building at the University of Michigan to demand that the university stop investing in companies that finance military operations in Israel. The website of the American newspaper "The Detroit News" reported that the demonstrators chanted slogans to the beat of drums and waved banners reading: "Anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism" as they entered "Ruthven Hall", where the university president's office and the university's central administrative operations are located.

Hundreds of Americans demonstrated in front of the Union Station train station in Washington, D.C., to demand an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The demonstrators called on the Palestinian people for a new intifada so that their opinion could be heard by the world. They also called on the American administration to stop unconditional support for Israel in its war on Gaza.

Earlier today, medical workers demonstrated in front of the White House to demand an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and an end to military support for Israel, and called for freedom for Gaza. Opinion polls showed that more than 60% of Americans reject the war on Gaza and the US administration’s position of unconditional support for Israel.

On Friday, demonstrations denouncing the Israeli aggression on Gaza took place in several Arab and European cities and capitals.

For 43 days, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on Gaza, leaving more than 12,000 martyrs, including 5,000 children and 3,300 women, in addition to more than 30,000 injured, 75% of whom are children and women, according to the latest official Palestinian census issued on Friday evening.​​​​​​​
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