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Ben Shapiro's split with Candace Owens reflects how Israel and antisemitism are also dividing the right

By Andrew Lapin

(JTA) – For years, Candance Owens and Ben Shapiro traveled parallel paths.

Both are millennial right-wing culture warriors with social media followings in the millions. And both depart from broader communities that have historically voted Democratic — Owens is Black, Shapiro Jewish.

Occasionally, they would defend each other online. Meeting Shapiro in 2018 at the Trump White House, Owens wrote on Twitter, now X, “the future of America is bright.” In 2020, Owens joined Shapiro’s media company, the Daily Wire.

But like so many other ideological alliances, their bond has frayed an...


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