Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Good Observation

It's very common for Huffington Posters to moan at us about how unfair it is that any Jew anywhere can become Israeli (and by extension has a right to live there) than a Palestinian living nearby. However, there's a counter argument to that which isn't brought up nearly as often:
"Why a Qatari-born immigrant like Omar Barghouti should have more legal and civil rights than a Jewish child born in Israel cannot be defended in any way except by an appeal to the racial and religious superiority of the construct of a Palestinian identity. A fraud that the Barghoutis have done a good deal to perpetuate in academic life."
You should read the rest of Daniel Greenfield's column, which contains all the Barghouti-bashing you can handle.

6 comments:

  1. I like much of what Greenfield says, Barghouti IS a hypocrite. However, what I definitely don't like is Greenfield's associate with a far-right website touting Rick Santorum and calling for the impeachment of Eric Holder. Most Jews support Israel, we know this, and most Jews, 78% of us, voted for President Obama and we still support him. There is no contradiction between love of Israel and most Jews' center-left political philosophy in the US. Far right Jews, such as Greefield, Eric Cantor, et al, are far, far out of the Jewish mainstream in the United States. We are not one-issue voters, we love Israel and we love the United States and are appalled at what the far right has done to our country.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Omar and his clan, project their own peoples downfalls and historical racist characteristics on to Israel. They will continue to be recruiters of Western audiences by distorting and inverting the realities in Middle East. The fact that he got his Ph.d in Israel to aid his campaign to destroy Israel politically, contradicts his claims about Israel, and only strengthens the argument about Israel's democracy. Exposing this hypocrisy and double standard when comparing how minorities are treated in Muslim States versus Israel is important.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Both Greece and Ireland have very similar laws. My own mother who's born in the US of one parent born in the US and one Italian immigrant travels on an Irish passport and is an Irish national according to Irish law. Similarly anyone who can claim, I believe ANY Greek grandparent can be be granted Greek citizenship.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So your mother must have direct Irish lineage, and must have a grandparent who was Irish (at the longest remove).

      Can any of the people who live anywhere in America and who have no direct (so far as Ireland goes, it extends to grandparents) lineage, claim Irish citizenship, because Joe Egg from Brooklyn - or anywhere else - with no direct lineage from Israel can convert to Judaism tomorrow, and be eligible for Israeli citizenship?

      Delete
  4. yeah....but once again the author fails to understand the basic difference.

    America has never put money and weapons behind displacing israelis in favor of people from quatar.
    we did put money and weapons behind displacing palestinians in favor of people born in europe.

    And then obviously these palestinians you are talking about can actually trace their lineage back to the land. the israelis in question could not.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not so. The Human Genome Project proves you wrong. Jews can trace their lineage back to Ancient Israel and are, in fact, genetically more related to Palestinians than they are to the people in the countries in which they lived for the past 2,000 years, since the Roman expulsion of the Jews from their homeland. Look it up.

      Delete

Hey guys we've started to employ a slight comment policy. We used to have completely open comments but then people abused it. So our comment policy is such: No obvious trolling or spamming. And be warned: unlike the Huffington Post we actually enforce our comment policy.