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  •  ADL: Time cover story rehashes anti-Semitic lies (0+ / 0-)

    The ADL's response came after Times magazine revealed next week's cover story, titled "Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace," in which various prominent Israeli figures are quoted as stating that Israelis don't consider Palestinians an existential threat but as a nuisance to their economy.

    Today's article in Haartez

    To be honest I don't know what to make of it other than disagreeing with the ADL reflexively because I am sure Time is not antisemitic. That being said you can't separate humans from common human behavior to eliminate common human canards from discussion involving certain human ethnic groups.

    While the article itself, with the inside headline of "The good life and its dangers," center not on Israel's attitude toward peace but on its booming real estate market, night life, the controversial headline to appear on the cover of the next Time issue brought a strong response out of the ADL's chief, Abraham H. Foxman.

    In a letter to Managing Editor Richard Stengel, Foxman called on the magazine’s editors to issue an apology to readers, both for the timing of the article and its calling up age-old anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews and money.

    “The insidious subtext of Israeli Jews being obsessed with money echoes the age-old anti-Semitic falsehood that Jews care about money above any other interest, in this case achieving piece with the Palestinians,” wrote Mr. Foxman.

    So Jews can never be seen enjoying life or material wealth? Jews enjoy themselves like everyone else and that should go without saying. Every ethnic group will not be protected by authority of a public relations committee, we will all protected by embracing how we really are very similar no matter how strange the other appears on the surface. Just like in Genetics there is as much variation within a race or culture as there is between people from two separate cultures or ethnic groups. We can relate to Israelis enjoying the sun in the midst conflict. We have spent our time on the beach during our 8 years of war waged in two nations.

    Here is a link to the TIME article.

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