Controversial US pundit Ann Coulter has hit back against accusations of anti-Semitism, saying she is “pro-Israel”.
The conservative shock jock came under fire for tweeting about "f--king Jews" during the Republican presidential candidate debate.
Tweeting that the Mick Huckabee and Marco Rubio were pandering to the Jewish vote, she tweeted:
But in an interview with Hollywood Reporter she insisted the tweet was "ripped out of context, chopped up and sent out in tweets with inflammatory headings" to provoke "fake outrage".
She said: "The GOP wastes half these debates on issues on which there is already 100 percent agreement.
"The GOP is pro-Israel. I'm pro-Israel ... How, exactly, do these Republicans propose to defend Israel when no Republican can get elected president anymore because of immigration? How is an endless series of President Obamas going to protect Israel?"
Dismissing the anger that followed, she said it was "fake outrage from frauds who want to continue the dump of third-worlders on the country, including Muslim Jihadists, and voted for the guy who just gave a nuke to Iran."
"The hypocrites who are mad at me are the ones who support anti-Israel college professors, who refuse to condemn Islamic barbarism, who supported the overthrow of Mubarak for the Muslim Brotherhood, who spread the deadly libel that Jews in America are only successful because of 'white privilege,'"she added.
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