Sunday, July 19, 2009

Anti-Israel Jews…

Is there something in the water this week?

Suddenly, just in time for Tesha B’Av there seems to be a large number of articles about Jewish anti-Israel activists.

I’m not talking about Zionists (or even post-Zionist) with different viewpoints from mine, I’m talking about people who are actively campaigning against Israel and identify themselves as Jews.

Today’s Jerusalem Post has an article about 4 self-proclaimed “Rabbis” of Neturei Karta visiting Hamas leaders in Gaza. (I actually posted a picture of them a few days ago.)

Then there was an article about Naomi Klein who is in Israel to promote the Hebrew and Arabic translations of her book calling for a boycott of Israel. I know that it seems strange to be in Israel promoting Israeli sales of a book written in Hebrew about Boycotting Israel. If you think that there is a problem with her logic, I guess that you don’t have what it takes to be an anti-Zionist Jew.

Finally there was an article about Germany bestowing their top award to Felicia Langer who is an Israeli “Human Rights” attorney who has dedicated her life to comparing Israel to Apartheid South Africa.

I know that there are many Jews out there who are against the State of Israel or anti-Zionist, but three articles in one morning’s newspaper is a bit stomach-turning.

I wonder if there are any other historical accounts of Jews turning against each other while we were under attack from foreign powers….

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