Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Elder of Ziyon
Airhead actress Susan Sarandon retweeted a graphic by the absurdly named "Jewish Voice for Peace:"

The top half of the graphic is, of course, the much-debunked "Map That Lies" which has been recanted by MSNBC, McGraw-Hill and others.

This version is even more inaccurate than the usual ones, which often say "Map of Palestinian dispossession" or words to that effect.

This one says that the black areas in the top maps were "inhabited and stewarded by natives" and the white areas were "controlled by settlers."

Even if you think that most Palestinians are natives, when did they ever "steward" the areas of Palestine? The area was controlled by British, Turks, Ayyubid and Mamluk Egyptians, Crusaders, Byzantines, Romans - but never by Arab residents. 

The last time it was controlled by natives was when it was called Judea.

But according to JVP and Sarandon, Jews aren't native to Judea. They are all "settlers."

Where exactly are Jews native to, then?

Whether she realizes it or not, Sarandon is saying that Jews are native to Europe, meaning that she is denying the very origins of the Jewish people - which is antisemitism. 

While some Palestinians are descended from Second Temple-era Jews, most of them proudly trace their families back to areas around the world, from Arabia to Turkey to Morocco. 

Clueless Westerners who consider themselves liberal, like Sarandon, are really racists.They romanticize the idea of being native into backwards, primitive, dark-skinned people who cannot speak English and cannot do any wrong. Jews, who they say are "white passing" and who win Nobel prizes for science, are clearly racist Europeans like them, and could not possibly be natives to the Middle East like the righteous Arabs are. (And Jews who never left the Middle East, who were ethnically cleansed from the wonderful Arab countries, are not to be mentioned except as victims of European Jewish oppression.)

This is another manifestation of modern antisemitism, one based on the idea that Jews are interlopers and outsiders no matter where they live - just like the old antisemitism. 

Hollywood isn't exactly the place to go to learn about history. Unfortunately, it is a very good place to learn bigotry.


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