[7], Shapiro has acknowledged that climate change is occurring, but questioned "what percentage of global warming is attributable to human activity. He later filed a police report against Tur. [114], In 2016, Shapiro described himself as "basically a libertarian". "[85] Jeffrey Goldberg was highly critical of these comments and cited them as an example of Shapiro's "fascist" behavior. [6][7][8] At the age of 9, he transitioned with his family to Orthodox Judaism. He won laurels such as the ‘Phi Beta Kappa.’ In 2007, he procured a degree in law from ‘Harvard Law School.’. Ben Shapiro with his dad, David Shapiro. That's not a minority... the myth of the tiny radical Muslim minority is just that: it's a myth". Mor Shapiro (nee Toledano) was born in Haifa, Israel in 1988, and is of Moroccan descent with both her parents being Moroccan emigrants although their ancestral roots are in Israel. Shapiro is a public speaker, too. Exciting news - Ben Shapiro’s new book is now available for presale! In his new book "The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West," Ben Shapiro argues that reason is essential to the advancement of human progress. Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, Pakistan and Egypt are all dictatorships. Ben Shapiro the right's most intelligent and accomplished intellectual was reduced to tears today when he learned that his famous "Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings" slogan applied to him as well. Last night, the former editor of the right-wing outrage machine known as the Daily Wire announced he … "[67] Not voting for Trump or Clinton in 2016,[68] Shapiro has suggested that the election of Trump was more a vote against Hillary Clinton than a vote in favor of Trump. As a student, Ben Shapiro‘s wife Mor Shapiro studied at the University of California and later joined the David Geffen School of Medicine. [7] He has also backed privatizing Social Security and repealing the Affordable Care Act. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. He has argued that the left has dominated American culture through popular entertainment, media, and academia in a way that has made conservatives feel disenfranchised, and helped lead to the election of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. "[93], In 2010, Shapiro argued that homosexuality should not have been removed as a mental illness from the DSM because homosexuals have higher rates of depression than heterosexuals and do not reproduce. At the age of 12, she shifted to California. It has nothing to do with constitutional conservatism. After the speech ended, Shapiro was escorted out by campus police. In September 2018, Shapiro started hosting ‘The Ben Shapiro Election Special’ on ‘Fox News.’ It covered news related to the US midterm elections in 2018. His parents migrated into the United States of America from Russia. In all his books, Ben Shapiro displays a strong affinity to conservatism. In 2008, Ben Shapiro married Mor Toledano, a doctor by profession. "[123], Shapiro was one of several conservative commentators condemning Representative Steve King (R-IA) after King's January 2019 comments in defense of the terms "white supremacy" and "white nationalism". [52], In September 2018, Shapiro started hosting The Ben Shapiro Election Special on Fox News. And third, and most importantly: The Democrats have lost their fucking minds. Together, the university and the city of Berkeley spent $600,000 on police and security for the event, which transpired with nine arrests but no major incidents. [90] Shapiro later described President Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union Address as "philosophically fascist. When Shapiro began his speech, a protester pulled the fire alarm. His mother (name yet to be known) was the executive of a TV company. "[114], Shapiro's sister is Abigail Shapiro, an opera singer; she has been subjected to online antisemitic trolling due to her brother's high public profile. Ben Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984 in Burbank, California, USA as Benjamin Aaron Shapiro. Wade". She too, worked in Hollywood. He told ZMAN magazine: In 2018, the mass media company ‘Westwood One’ began syndicating the show to radio. [30][31] In his resignation statement, Shapiro stated that "Steve Bannon is a bully", Donald Trump is a bully, and that Bannon had "shaped the company into Trump's personal Pravda". [46], Writing in October 2017, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, Shapiro argued that "banning all guns would be unwise as well as immoral," but "we must balance the need and right to firearms with public policy concerns, including the risk that a machine gun will be used in public." The couple who got engaged in 2007 tied the knot a year later. . [124], Shapiro practices Orthodox Judaism, the most theologically conservative stream of the Jewish religion, which informs his ideological positions. In 2004, Shapiro graduated from the ‘University of California, Los Angeles,’ with a degree in political science. [63][64][65], Shapiro supported Ted Cruz in the 2016 presidential election and opposed Donald Trump's candidacy. [59], In August 2016, DePaul University revoked an invitation for Shapiro to address students at the school and barred him from entering the campus due to "security concerns. [7] Shapiro is also criticized for being prejudiced against Muslims. [7] Shapiro has dismissed the idea that the United States was founded on slavery and argued that America "was founded in spite of slavery. In the book, the producers of Happy Days and M*A*S*H say they pursued a pro-pacifist, anti-Vietnam-War agenda in those series. Asking tough questions is … In the same article, Shapiro said that "The ideology of the Palestinian population is indistinguishable from that of the terrorist leadership. ", "Never Trumper Ben Shapiro: Primarying Trump Would Be 'Major Mistake, ". LOS ANGELES, CA—Ben Shapiro and his parents attended Temple Beth El this past Sabbath, but after returning home, Mr. and Mrs. Shapiro were horrified to discover little Ben was not with them. [54][46][55], Shapiro speaks at college campuses across the United States. and his father worked as a composer. The childhood picture of Ben Shapiro with his father, David Shapiro. [127] During the 2016 presidential election, he wrote an article titled "No, It Doesn't Matter That Bernie Sanders Is Ethnically Jewish. In 2008, he published the book ‘Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House.’ In the book, he speaks about how personal appearances affect the winning chances of Presidential candidates. The shock was staggering according to those close to him and familiar with his thinking. [78][101] Shapiro has commented, "You can't magically change your gender. Second, I wasn't really wrong about Donald Trump on character, but whatever damage he was going to do has already been done, and it's not going to help if I don't vote for him this time. Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage" (2010). "[100], Shapiro believes transgender people suffer from mental illness. ], Shapiro frequently praises "western culture" and "western civilization". His parents sent him to Hebrew Day School when he was nine. [43] By 2016, he was one of the hosts for KRLA's The Morning Answer, a conservative radio show. He is a firm supporter of conservatism, or “right-wing” politics. Ben Shapiro is slim and 5’6″ tall. His … Washington Times. As a youngster, Shapiro was interested in politics. In addition to posting its written content, the site produces shows such as ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ and ‘The Michael Knowles Show.’. He has also co-authored a book with Ben, It’s So: Papa, Dad, Me, and 2005 White Sox Championship Season. He is a well-known columnist, too. He delivers lectures at several colleges and often presents his conservative views on controversial topics. In 2012, Shapiro became the editor-at-large of the conservative news website ‘Breitbart News.’ In 2016, he resigned from the post, following an altercation with the management. Ben Shapiro debates a caller who posits that parents ought to have the right to abort their child because they may be unable to care for the child fully. Mor Shapiro (nee Toledano) is a Jewish-Moroccan, born in 1988. In 2019, he spoke against abortion at the ‘March for Life,’ held in Washington, DC. [10] His parents both worked in Hollywood. He writes columns for the ‘Creators Syndicate’ and ‘Newsweek.’. On the issue of gun control, Shapiro called Piers Morgan a "bully" who "tends to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don't seem to care enough about the dead kids. They practice Orthodox Judaism. The family moved to Sacramento, California, USA when she was 12 years old. "[121], Shapiro has argued that African-Americans were historically victims of injustice in the United States, but that they are not victims of widespread systemic injustice today. [7], In July 2015, Shapiro and transgender rights activist Zoey Tur were on Dr. Drew On Call to discuss Caitlyn Jenner's receipt of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. [72] He has said that "a man and a woman do a better job of raising a child than two men or two women". She has African roots as her parents immigrated from Morocco. [51] In June 2020, Shapiro stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief, which he had held since the site's founding, and took on the role of editor emeritus. He has worked as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and has written columns for Newsweek. North Korea is a dictatorship. (Photo: Ben’s Instagram) Ben … Political Right", "Harvard's Dishonorable Treatment of Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones", "Obama's Philosophically Fascist State of the Union Address", "Some Republicans Want Their Party To Change Their Tune on Climate Change", "Ben Shapiro's Latest Savage Own Is...Ben Shapiro", "Ben Shapiro Tries To Prove That the U.S.", "Ben Shapiro: Teaching Minorities They Are Perpetual Victims is False, Backward, And Hurts Them", "Ben Shapiro urges Congress to censure Steve King after he questions why term 'white supremacist' is offensive", "Writer Claims God Is Sexual Assaulter in Adam and Eve Story, Shapiro Fires Back", "The Jewish people has always been plagued by Bad Jews, who undermine it from within. Shapiro currently stays in Los Angeles. Salon. Internal emails showed that Shapiro faced pressure from Salem Media executives, the syndicate that owned the show, to be more supportive of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Shapiro was inclined toward music … [50] As of March 2019, according to Westwood One, The Ben Shapiro Show is being carried by more than 200 stations, including in nine of the top ten markets. [98] The New Yorker, Haaretz and Vox have described Shapiro as "right-wing". Shapiro called for King to be censured, and supported King's 2020 primary challenger Randy Feenstra. [132][133], In 2008, Shapiro married Mor Toledano, an Israeli medical doctor of Moroccan descent. [79], In 2018, Shapiro argued that Facebook was targeting conservative sites after the platform implemented an algorithm change, limiting their traffic, and that they are not transparent enough. ", "Ben Shapiro: Proud Torah-Observant Jew and Rising Star in America's Conservative Movement", "Ben Shapiro Partners with YAF to Affirm Students' Free Speech Rights at Berkeley Amid Lawsuit", "Ben Shapiro, A Provocative 'Gladiator,' Battles to Win Young Conservatives", "Ben Shapiro, the child prodigy gone right", "At 12-Years-Old, Ben Shapiro Blew The Crowd Away With His Violin", "Conservative commentator on future of free speech on campus", "Ben Shapiro, a conservative famous for asking people to debate him, stormed out of an interview he didn't like", "What's wrong with America? He spoke at 37 campuses between early 2016 and late 2017. [125], In a 2011 tweet, Shapiro claimed that Jewish people are plagued by "Bad Jews", and that they "largely vote Democrat". "[81][82] Videos of the encounter quickly received millions of views and went viral. Their daughter Leeya Eliana suffered from a congenital heart condition as a baby and successfully underwent an open heart surgery to correct it.Unlike her outspoken husband, Mor who is an Israeli-Morrocan apparently prefers to maintain a low profile. [117][118] Shapiro subsequently retracted these views in a 2018 column, stating that his 2006 column "absolutely blows. The limited-run series covered news and issues relating to the 2018 midterm elections. He stated that the 2002 article was "just a bad piece, plain and simple, and something I wish I'd never written". … He has written books such as Project President: Bad … After his controversial statement at the event, he lost several sponsorships from his show ‘The Ben Shapiro Show.’ His views on same-sex marriage, too, have invited criticism. He cited speeches critical of the George W. Bush administration by Democrats Al Gore, John Kerry and Howard Dean as "disloyal" and seditious. [131] Shapiro's maternal cousin is writer and former child actress Mara Wilson. [74], In 2019, Shapiro spoke at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., where he said abortion is a "violent act". Here, she earned an MD degree and is now a successful medical practitioner. [49] In January 2019, Westwood One expanded Shapiro's one-hour podcast-to-radio program, adding a nationally syndicated two-hour live radio show, for three hours of Ben Shapiro programming daily. [44], Shapiro and Boreing founded The Daily Wire on September 21, 2015. Mor Toledano was born in Israel. He further believes Israel and America will "continue to pay the price in blood and treasure" if they refuse to recognize the "simple truth" that the "Palestinian Arab population breeds terrorism, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism". We have to focus on those regimes that endanger American security. He is a writer and producer, known for The Ben Shapiro Show: Sunday Special (2018), The Ben Shapiro Show (2015) and Daily Wire Backstage (2018). In September 2015, Shapiro founded the American conservative news and opinion website ‘The Daily Wire.’ He acts as the editor-in-chief of the site. I went to public school for elementary school and junior high, I don't know why the government is teaching me anything about this stuff. "[119], Shapiro has called for lowering taxes on the very wealthy. He also believes that doctors who perform abortions should be prosecuted. His family has Russian and Lithuanian roots. He has been married to Mor Toledano since July 8, 2008. 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Students against hate speech holding signs to protest Ben Shapiro's visit at Boston University (Marsh Plaza) 10/28/2019 A Gospel Coalition article has taken aim at evangelical boomers who support and will vote for Trump, painting them as foolish, prone to conspiracy theories, inconsistent in ideology, and likely racist and xenophobic in some manner. October 10, 2017. In 2011, Shapiro became a fellow at the ‘David Horowitz Freedom Center,’ which is aimed at promoting conservative ideologies. "[60], On September 14, 2017, Shapiro gave a speech at the invitation of the University of California, Berkeley, student organization, Berkeley College Republicans, in which he criticized identity politics. ↑ Ben Shapiro, conservative columnist, apologizes for offensive ‘Columbus Day’ video. Fact-checks by PolitiFact and Channel 4 News in the UK rejected his methodology and concluded his claim was false. He was raised along with three sisters. In 2019, the FBI arrested a man from Washington for making death threats against Shapiro and his family. Shapiro however remained highly critical of Trump throughout the election. [137] As of November 2017, they live in Los Angeles. His views on matters such as abortion ban, same-sex marriages, and gun-ownership rights have also dragged him into controversies. He ran an independent legal consultancy firm, too. ↑ Archived tweet: video in the original tweet. Shapiro was inclined toward music in his childhood. Shapiro has dealt with several controversial topics in his books. [102][103] After Shapiro referred to Tur, who is a trans woman, as "sir", she placed her hand on the back of his neck and threatened on air to send him "home in an ambulance". They began attending the shul of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin of Venice, California, and slowly came closer to Torah Judaism. He tweeted: "No, Trump has not already won the election, and it is deeply irresponsible for him to say he has. [111][112][113], He has argued that immigrants from Islamic countries degrade the United States. [88], Vox describes Shapiro as a polarizing figure, in part due to tweets such as "Israelis like to build. As on November 2017, the podcast had been downloaded 10 million times every month. We can't overthrow all of those regimes simply to free their citizens. Shapiro’s political podcast, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show,’ is one of the most popular podcasts that deal with politics. Shapiro’s parents became baalei teshuva when Ben was 11 years old. [73] In 2019, Shapiro asserted that "the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade" was "not going to happen", and added that he had "serious doubts" about "whether the Supreme Court, as currently constituted, would vote to overturn Roe v. His ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish and nationality is American. [5], Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Conservative Jewish family of Russian-Jewish and Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. 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