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The following quote is attributed to Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel.

My opinion of Christian Zionists ... Netanyahu

It appears in inspiringquotes.us.

It was shared by a couple of Facebook users, and the quote or part of the quote appears in many neo-Nazi sites such as (Warning: racist content) this, this, this, this and in this video cover.

Did he say this about Christian Zionists?

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    Meme generators aren't notable claims – K Dog Jan 12 '17 at 19:21
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    Please notice that the quote is about Christian Zionists, not about Christians. – Pere Jan 12 '17 at 19:43
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    I'm afraid the added links don't help the post. While popular social media posts have been used to demonstrate notability (in the sense that the claim is/may be widely believed), the one Facebook link that was added has 81 likes and 30 shares — hardly popular. The other four do repeat the claim, but there's no indication that they are widely read or believed (and they are nuts, which doesn't help notability). – iamnotmaynard Jan 12 '17 at 21:11
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    The links you posted don't really show notability as they are literally random sites. Google autocomplete does not prove anything. Where does the image come from? – Sklivvz Jan 12 '17 at 21:36
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    @AndrewGrimm, just hate speech. – SIMEL Jan 19 '17 at 22:19
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If he did it would be completely out of character. So the provenance is doubtful. For example, he said recently about Christian Zionists

“I wanted to call and show my deep appreciation, and we know we have no better friends on earth than you,” the Israeli leader said on speakerphone to the board of Christians for Israel, an international pro-Israel advocacy and charity organization based near Amsterdam whose 30 affiliates worldwide have hundreds of thousands of members.

Considering the alignment of US Christian Zionists with Israel the above quote in your claim is almost certainly an anti-Semitic slur.

  • Indeed, especially given the posting history. – ReasonablySkeptical Jan 12 '17 at 19:56
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    Unfortunately, the quote in this answer doesn't show anything; it in fact would be expected for someone who considers a certain person or group to be "useful idiots" ("[b]ut don't tell them that") to not call them idiots to their faces. – iamnotmaynard Jan 12 '17 at 20:05
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    -1 This doesn't answer the question. – Mohammad Sakib Arifin Jan 12 '17 at 20:24
  • @MohammadSakibArifin, what proof do you expect to see to show that he didn't say that? – SIMEL Jan 12 '17 at 21:40
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    Regardless of what proof might be expected, this answer doesn't provide any. It is purely theoretical and opinion-based. – iamnotmaynard Jan 12 '17 at 21:57

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