One of the favorite arguments of the antisemites is to cast aspersions as to the indigenous status of the Jewish people. And they sure as hell love finding photos of pale, European-looking Jews to help make this point.
Of course this does not prove anything – the Jewish people can be traced back to the ancient Israelites, even if the appearance of many of us looks less Middle Eastern from centuries in the Diaspora.
Be that as it may, this photo of Ahed “Shirley Temper” Tamimiin court gives me some satisfaction – not just because she has been indicted for assault, but because if you had to pick the one person in the photo who looks the least Middle Eastern..
In case you are wondering, Shirley looks the way she does because she is likely a “Bushnak”, a descendant of Bosnian Muslims who emigrated to Palestine in the times of the Ottoman empire.
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