Friday, April 22, 2011

Apartheid in Israel

Desertpeace has an outrageous article this morning about a right-wing group in Israel that is unhappy about Arab men being allowed to work at the same job as Jewish women.

It seems that the idea of a Jewish Israeli woman actually having an Arab Israeli boyfriend drives these people into an absolute frenzy. A frenzy which is oddly reminiscent of the racist fear-mongering which was heard here in the USA back during the peak of the civil rights movement in the 1950's and 1960's. Make no mistake, it's the same racist attitude, the same overwhelming fear of a hated other.

And yet, I cannot help but be amused by one aspect of this ugliness. These conservative Jews, who loudly proclaim themselves to be the Chosen People of their god, and infinitely superior to us lowly goyim, seem convinced that their womenfolk will find Arabic men utterly irresistible. But, logically, if they're so damned superior, why wouldn't the women choose a Jewish man?

Silly me, expecting logic from religious fanatics. By all means, go read the article and laugh at the silly Haredim.

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