Newsmax defends host facing blowback for calling Israel ‘home country’ of American Jews

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by Haley Victory Smith

Newsmax is standing by one of its hosts for a comment he made regarding Jewish Americans, which critics say espoused an antisemitic dual-loyalty trope.

The host, Grant Stinchfield, caused an uproar on his show Wednesday when he addressed the deadly conflict between Israel and the Palestinians this week, alluding to how Jewish Democrats in the United States are reacting to President Joe Biden‘s response to the violence.

“If you are Jewish and you are a Democrat and you are living in America today, how do you support an administration that turns its back on your home country?” he said.

A clip of the segment went viral by Thursday morning, with high-profile people weighing in to condemn Stinchfield for suggesting Jews in other countries, including the U.S., should also have an allegiance to Israel.

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