A host on TV news network MSNBC was accused of anti-Semitism after he responded to a twitter post about an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man as a ‘perfect time’ to talk about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against Israel.
On Wednesday, journalist Collier Meyerson complained on Twitter of being forced to move seats on an Air France flight after a “Hasidic man” refused to sit next to her.
MSNBC host Christopher Hayes, who is also editor of far-left magazine The Nation, responded to her post saying it was the “perfect time to start a good, frank BDS convo.”
@collier perfect time to start a good, frank BDS convo.
U GUYS ITS HAPPENING TO ME THE HASIDIC DUDE ON MY FLIGHT IS ASKING EVERY SINGLE MAN WHO WALKS BY TO SWITCH WITH ME pic.twitter.com/lArHnszUJd
— collier meyerson (@collier) August 31, 2016
His post garnered dozens of responses, most of the them perturbed by his connection between the actions of the Jewish man on the flight and a boycott of Israel. Several of the commentators said that making the link was anti-Semitic.