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.
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.
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!