1. @Dido:

    Most of those interviewed were American Jews on a trip to Israel from their Yeshiva.

    This is not to say that the views they’re spewing aren’t echoes of Israeli mainstream thought.
    Most Israelis are freaked that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is now president.

    So we had us a little war here in December (when Bush was still president and Obama had to shut up about it) followed by an election that showed a significant rise in ultra-right-wing/nationalistic/religious parliament seats (some of it due to American Jews with dual citizenship who come here election-time and vote for mainly right-wing parties to a government they’ll never pay taxes to and wars they’ll never have to fight themselves).

    Most people here miss Bush and are downright scared of a USA that might take Arab concerns into account.

    So, yeah, as a liberal-minded Israeli I can honestly say I can feel the hate.
    It’s here alright. Those views are not as fringe as one might hope. They’re pretty mainstream, in fact.

  2. Israel has always been a right-minded nation…and you can understand why, what with what happened just before it was created.

    That said…continuing to take a hardline stance in an area where you are going to be significantly outnumbered by Arabs means that things are going to get very bad very quickly. We might be seeing the start of the next apartheid state.

  3. I don’t know, “with what happened just before it was created” you’d expect – or at least hope – that they were more liberal and less genocidal and fascistic.

  4. Wait a second… Jewish American White Supremacists? Aren’t they also unwelcome guest at White Power festivities?

  5. If I could pick a country in the middle east to live in, hmmmm, which would it be? Ummmmmm. Let’s see. It’s a tough call.

  6. This video is seriously slanted. How can you claim to portray the beliefs of Israelis when everyone interviewed was American?

  7. The video isn’t slanted when you take into context of what it says on the website:

    “Most of the people that we talked to were dual American Israeli citizens. The answers in this video reflect the education and worrisome perspectives that many American Jews harbor towards Israeli politics. The sense of entitlement that the American Jewish community has when it comes to Israeli policy is on full raw display in the words of these young adults. Based on our interviews these people were from high socio economic backgrounds and had developed thoughts about current Israeli politics.”

    What’s appalling to me is the fact that these Jewish Americans have traveled all the way from America to their “Holy Land” and this is how they act? You would think a trip to somewhere sacred would be special, and your behavior would reflect some iota of respect… This is like going to Thanksgiving dinner and punching Grandma in the face!

    But Political Science girl does have a nice rack. I can think of a few un-kosher activities to do to her (one would definitely make her stop talking ;), which would be a obvious improvement)…..

  8. @McGee – Doesn’t matter if they’d do it drunk or sober. To borrow some imagery, “Can’t shake the devil’s hand and say you are joking.”

  9. This guys are idiots. If it wasn’t for the billions we give in aid to Israels defense fund they wouldn’t be able to do shit with their military, resulting in the surrounding Muslim countries kicking their ass.

  10. A couple of young adolescents speak their absurd opinions, and you assume that they speak for the Five Million People within the whole of a single nation?

    Besides, freedom of speech, isn’t that whole reason why you still allow the KKK and the Neo-Nazi’s and other Supremacists to walk around without any notion of punishment for hate speech.

    I’m glad that you speak of tolerance, and yet you have none yourself. Just because you’re an atheist, doesn’t mean that you are able to criticize all people without an obvious slant or bias.

    In the end, you’re no better than any of the religious ‘extremists/zealots’ you claim to hate. You’re just as close-minded and bigoted against them, especially when you assume that a number of young adolescents make up the unified opinion of five million.

    Give yourself a big clap on the back!

  11. @beeswax,

    Where does it say in this post that these people speak for the entire nation of Israel? In fact, the excerpt goes out of the way to say “by some Israelis and American Jews in Jerusalem to Obama’s speech”.

    So you basically just ignored that to cram in your diatribe. FAIL!

Comments are closed.