Aug
25

Jewish Identity: What Is That?

  Thursday - August 25, 2016 6:56 PM EST

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Excerpt from this day’s program:

…So here is the lede in the JPost story today of the Brussels Airlines decision never to carry produce from Judea and Samaria. It seems an antiJew passenger flying not of Tel-Aviv, complained that he was served halvah made in made by Jews in Judea and Samaria only of course that was not the name he used, not the name JPost used. “Brussels Airlines has taken halva off its menu after a disgruntled passenger alerted it staff that the vanilla-flavored snack was made in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Belgian media cited a pro-Palestinian group as saying that the national airline had not been aware of the nature of the product and the violent and illegal institutions behind it.”
Another outbreak of BDS fever.

But that is not my concern here. It is not the behavior of either the disgruntled antiJew air passenger or the airline. It is the Jerusalem Post who uses the terms Israeli settlement and West Bank.

What dejudaized Israelis like these don’t get is the connection between their own work, particularly in the Jerusalem Post read by the world that is interested in what goes on here, and the hostility to Israel in the world. By referring to Judea and Samaria as the West Bank, the Jerusalem Post, and all Jews who use this lexicon, contribute to antisemitism by affirming the proposition that Jews do not belong in Judea and Samaria. They are settlers, as opposed to the enlightened denizens of Ramat Aviv, site of Tel-Aviv University built on what use to be crummy Arab settlement of Sheikh Munis called a village when none of these Arab communities deserved that name…

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