The Unbelievable Story of the Plot Against George Soros

For Buzzfeed News, Hannes Grassegger writes about the origins of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding George Soros, a Democratic Jewish businessman. Jewish political consultants George Eli Birnbaum and Arthur Finkelstein, who were working on the election of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, began a public campaign against Soros in 2013 to fabricate a common liberal enemy for their supporters. Grassegger writes, “The anti-Semitism that sprang out of the Soros campaign might not be too surprising, even if Finkelstein and Birnbaum did not intend it. They imported ancient themes and modern grievances into 21st-century communications technology.”

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