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One Progressive Israel Hater Down

Every now and then someone sends me a link to something that “the other side” wrote. This time it was a Tablet Magazine piece about the virulently progressive left and their “+972” online publication. I noticed this passage about Lisa Goldman, someone I know I exchanged a few tweets with. Last year she gave up being an Israeli (if she ever was one) and returned to Canada.

+972, Israel’s Controversial Internet Magazine, Is Most Influential Outside of the Jewish State – Tablet Magazine.

The main cause for her discontent, Goldman said, was a growing discrepancy between the reality she was seeing on the ground every day and her Israeli friends’ unwillingness to confront that reality. “I’d come home from a really horrific day, and I’d drive back to Tel Aviv, and what I’d do is go out for dinner in nice restaurants, but my fuses were popping,” she said. “It’s an incredible transition from the occupation to salubrious restaurants in Tel Aviv. To see an old woman retching up reams of white mucus because of tear gas, and then come home, quickly shower, and have dinner with friends who wouldn’t listen to my politics because I was too radical. I couldn’t take it anymore.”

You know what I like about this? Everywhere I go, including at the event I gave an impromptu acting performance at, more and more people WANT to hear about my thoughts on Israel and Islam: especially the Islam bit. I don’t hit them with the full horror to start with, but I start mentioning Dhimmitude, the condition that middle eastern Jews lived in for so long and why we shouldn’t go back to it: why we Jews must run our own country.

And you know what?

People do want to listen to my radical politics.

We’re winning.

Update, P.S. Note that +972 magazine, this anti-Israel platform supposedly aimed at Israelis but not read by many is financed in part by the “Heinrich Böll Stiftung”, which receives taxpayer funds via the German government. NGO Monitor is pressing to “name and  shame” the fund and its partners for this abuse. See  NGO Monitor for details.

Also note: Israellycool is not funded by any European Governments. Just sayin…. you know where the donate button is.

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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
Picture of Brian of London

Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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