Jerry Seinfeld Accosted By Anti-Israel Protesters In NYC – ‘Nazi Scum!’


The comedian Jerry Seinfeld was berated by anti-Israel protesters as he left an event in New York City on Sunday night, finding himself being accused of being a “genocide supporter” and “Nazi scum!”

Seinfeld Confronted By Protesters

The New York Post reported that Seinfeld was accosted as he left a Manhattan event that featured the former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss, founder of the Free Press.

“Genocide supporter, you support genocide,” one protester could be heard yelling at Seinfeld, who attempted to smile and wave as he was led into a vehicle surrounded by officers with the NYPD.

The protesters continued to scream as Seinfeld’s vehicle drove away, with one of them yelling, “F–k you, you support genocide!”

“Nazi scum!” other demonstrators shouted, according to Fox News. It should be noted that it could not be more bizarre and nonsensical that Jewish people like Seinfeld are now being referred to as “Nazis.”

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Seinfeld Attends Weiss Event – Previously Targeted By Pro-Palestine Protesters

Seinfeld had just attended an event being held at the 92nd Street Y that was hosting Weiss, who was giving the community center’s annual State of the World Jewry address. Weiss has long been an outspoken supporter of Israel, which has made her a frequent target of pro-Palestinian protesters.

“Protesters were critical of Weiss, a strong supporter of Israel, and tried to connect her to the death of Palestinian professor and poet Refaat Alareer, who was killed in Gaza in December in an Israeli airstrike,” The Post reported.

Two of the protesters were arrested outside of her event last night.

This was not the first time that Seinfeld was targeted by anti-Israel protesters. Back in December, pro-Palestinian demonstrators launched a protest of Seinfeld’s stand-up comedy show outside the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York, accusing him of being “complicit in genocide” over his support for Israel.

The demonstrators used this protest to call for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as well as an end to all U.S. aid to Israel, according to The Daily Orange. They also reportedly slammed House lawmakers for passing a resolution earlier that month that declared anti-Zionism as antisemitism.

Seinfeld Visits Israel In Solidarity

Undeterred by this, Seinfeld visited the Gaza border community of Kibbutz Be’er days later as part of solidarity trip to Israel, according to The Times Of Israel. There, Seinfeld and his wife Jessica met with Yuval Hara, whose father was brutally murdered in the Hamas terrorist attack that took place on October 7.

Haran met with Seinfeld in the ruins of his family home, telling the comedian how much his father loved his eponymous 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.”

“When I heard that Seinfeld was coming to the kibbutz, it really moved me,” Haran said. “He is one of the characters that my father really appreciated, and I can’t count the number of times we would sit together and watch ‘Seinfeld.’”

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Seinfeld and his wife also met with other survivors of the October Hamas attack that killed 1,200 people across southern Israel and resulted in around 240 hostages being taken.

At the end of this visit, Seinfeld praised the survivors for how resilient they have been, saying that he is “proud to be an ambassador for spreading the truth throughout the world.”

Seinfeld is one of the few American celebrities who actually stays quiet about politics, but it’s clear that what’s happening in Israel transcends any kind of politics for him. We hope that he continues to rise above the anti-Israel protesters who are targeting him, and we hope that he continues to publicly stand by Israel!

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