(JTA) — A former Georgia congresswoman claimed that Israel was responsible for the recent terror attacks in France and Germany.
Cynthia McKinney posted on Twitter Saturday night: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis? …”
The tweet includes a link to a video about the photographer’s coincidence on the Veterans’ Today site.
“Dancing Israelis” refers to a conspiracy theory that five Israeli men were detained by police in New Jersey on 9/11 after being caught celebrating the attack on the World Trade Center.
The photographer in question, Richard Gutjahr, is not Israeli, but is married to an Israeli, Einat Wilf, a former Knesset member for the Labor party. Wilf served in the prestigious Israeli army’s intelligence unit 8200.
McKinney was the Green Party presidential nominee in 2008.
Gutjahr tweeted photos from the sites of both attacks, though he later said the Munich photos accidentally were deleted from his camera.
In Nice, 84 people were killed July 14 by a rampaging truck driven by a French-Tunisian man. On Friday, a lone gunman, 18, shot up a Munich mall, killing nine.