TEL AVIV – A former congresswoman spread the lie on Twitter that Israel played a role in both the Nice and Munich terror attacks, based on the detail that an Israeli photographer was present at the scene of both incidents.
Cynthia McKinney, a Democrat and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, who has made disparaging remarks about Jews in the past, tweeted: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?…”
Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?… https://t.co/QH2j9HqQHY
— Cynthia McKinney PhD (@cynthiamckinney) July 24, 2016
A video accompanying the tweet claims that Richard Gutjahr, a German journalist married to former Israeli Knesset member Einat Wilf, took photos of the carnage perpetrated by a truck-driving terrorist in Nice earlier this month as well as the shooting in a Munich mall that left nine German teenagers dead.
The video’s narrator claims that Gutjahr’s pictures prove that “Nice is a false flag and Munich is either a false flag or a hoax” and “Israel set this guy up.”
However, as the Times of Israel points out, Gutjahr does not have Israeli citizenship and his Twitter profile features no photos from Munich.
“The fact that this guy happened to be at both, there’s no way it’s a coincidence,” the narrator says, adding that it’s “100% clear that Israel’s fingerprints are all over these events.”
New World Agenda, which uploaded the video, features an illuminati symbol on the opening shots of many of its videos. On the user’s YouTube channel, the video appears alongside scores of conspiracy theories, including the claim that Omar Mateen, the terrorist behind the Pulse nightclub shooting, is an actor and the shooting was a hoax.
McKinney’s mention of “Dancing Israelis” is a reference to a debunked conspiracy theory regarding the alleged arrest of five Israeli men caught dancing in a New Jersey park on the day of the 9/11 attacks.
McKinney, who was the Green Party’s presidential candidate in 2008, had previously tweeted, “Why were they dancing in the park as Americans were dying? Why were they in the park in the first place?”
In 2002, McKinney lost the Democratic primary. A day earlier, her father proclaimed on television, “Jews have bought everybody … J-E-W-S.”