Elon Musk bans use of ‘river to sea’, ‘decolonization’ on X

The slogan notes the Palestinians’ right to their land and their struggle against Israel’s atrocities since the occupation of Palestine.

Tesla,  - Reuters
Tesla, – Reuters

Tech giant Elon Musk on Saturday launched his social media platform

According to Musk, these words and phrases are anti-Semitic and increase hatred towards Jews.

He reposted his previous tweet in which he said the term decolonization “necessarily implies Jewish genocide, thus unacceptable to any reasonable person.”

Reposting the tweet, he wrote, “As I said earlier this week, ‘decolonization’, ‘from river to sea’ and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide.

“Explicit calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension.”

“From the River to the Sea” is a Palestinian slogan symbolizing the liberation of occupied Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

It began in 1964 when the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), led by Yasser Arafat, called for a state encompassing its historical territories.

However, this proposal was never accepted and more than 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes in what became known as the Nakba or “catastrophe”.

The slogan asserts the Palestinians’ right to their land, highlighting their struggle against Israeli atrocities since the occupation of Palestine.

Yet, as they believe the land to be theirs entirely based on their scriptures, the West and Israel consider the use of these phrases and words to be anti-Semitic statements.

The move comes after Musk was heavily criticized by the White House for endorsing an anti-Semitic post on Wednesday, which resulted in major brands pausing advertising on X.

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