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‘SNL' under fire for ‘anti-Semitic' joke about Israeli COVID vaccine rollout

Added 02-21-21 03:18:03pm EST - “Critics are taking to Twitter to call out "Saturday Night Live" Michael Che for a joke that they claim was anti-Semitic. "Israel is reporting that they've vaccinated half of?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “‘SNL’ under fire for ‘anti-Semitic’ joke about Israeli COVID vaccine rollout”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Critics are taking to Twitter to call out “Saturday Night Live” Michael Che for a joke that they claim was anti-Semitic.

“Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,” the Weekend Update correspondent cracked Sunday morning.

The vast majority of Israel’s population — 74 percent — is Jewish, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

Vaccination rates of Israeli Arabs are much lower than Jews in the country, partially due to distrust of the government in the Arab community, according to a January article in The Christian Science Monitor.

“Unsurprising coming from SNL as they have a long record of antisemitism,” posted former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

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