Friday, June 05, 2009

Israeli Racists, Bigots, & Obama: Feeling the Hate in Disputed Jerusalem

A collage portraying U.S. President Obama wearing a kaffiyeh which is set to be posted across Israel by rightist group Hazit.

"See Max Blumenthal's shocking footage of the reaction by some Israelis and American Jews in Jerusalem to Obama's speech to the Muslim world. Co-produced by Joseph Dana, aka Ibn Ezra: and Mondoweiss, a blog that covers the Israel-Palestine conflict and the Middle East from a progressive Jewish perspective."

Comment: While this video should not be over-applied or over-interpreted, this video shows a very real side of Israel rarely if ever covered in the U.S. media, racism and bigotry against Arabs and blacks. Of course, unlike other societies, Israel can never be said to have any faults. This is "anti-Semitism," didn't you know? Or, if you're Jewish, you must be a "self-loathing Jew." The "almighty" Dershowitz sayeth so.

After watching the video, all one can say is, $3 billion+ a year in foreign aid, plus billions more in loans and military aid, for this? Did we get the extended warranty?

(Let's see the horde of right wing Israel apologists, like Dershowitz, explain this away.)

View the Video HERE. It was also on YouTube, but was censored by YouTube for ideological reasons.
Thanks to The Angry Arab News Service, where I saw this linked.

1 comment:

CtO said...

مبروك صديقي On your recent successes and I am really enjoying your frequent posts...although you kind of lost me with the whole Lord of the Rings thing. Anyway, thanks for the linked is so disturbing and frustrating to watch people of our generation acting in such a manner, and with such flagrant disregard for other nations and races. This very phenomenon is at the heart of this issue and is a major stumbling block for the progress towards peace in the region. Ignorance and hate from both sides create this self-perpetuating cycle that stymies the whole process. Hopefully, the President's speech will at least motivate the right people (obviously not these youths) and we can put aside our differences and start engaging the world in a new and tangible way. Insha'Allah!