“Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,” the Weekend Update correspondent cracked Sunday morning.
The vast majority of Israel’s population — 74 percent — is Jewish, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.
Vaccination rates of Israeli Arabs are much lower than Jews in the country, partially due to distrust of the government in the Arab community, according to a January article in The Christian Science Monitor.
By Sunday afternoon, the topic was trending, with many accusing Che and NBC of bias.
Disgusting from SNL. 25% of Israel’s population is different religion than Jewish. This statement feeds to the anti Semitic tropes that Jews believe they are better which is not the case and if they actually researched the situation they would see that. pic.twitter.com/Y7NJU1qMXt
— Aaron (@pearlsteinaaron) February