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That’s The Jew You Use?

Looking at yesterday’s Times which I picked up on the plane over to London. I’m in London (among other things) to speak on Thursday night. Huge coverage of Labour’s Jew hatred problem.

Times of London from March 30th page 10 11 spread on Jew hatred in UK
Photo: Brian of London

But why do they always illustrate with THIS Jew?

And if you don’t know what “payot” are and that religious Jews who have them, play with them, what does that shot look like he’s doing?

So they’re complaining about Jew hatred in the UK and then publishing a misleading and divisive photograph that makes Jews look weird.

Close up of Jew fiddling with payot in Times of London from March 30th page 10 11 spread on Jew hatred in UK
Photo: Brian of London

Was this a calculated picture choice by The Times or just careless insensitivity? Would they so carelessly illustrate a picture about British Muslims? I doubt it.

Binyamin Arazi has written eloquently here at Israellycool that Jews should stop seeing themselves as White Europeans. Most Jews aren’t and it’s somewhat irrelevant where some of us spent the last 2,000 years or so of exile from Israel.

If we were all black, or yellow, or (more helpfully) blue such that something as easy as skin colour was the deciding factor of what Jewishness is, then dangerous people like Ken Livingstone wouldn’t be able to claim they’re non-racists while simultaneously believing racist things about Jews!

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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.
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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.
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