It’s a salacious story: the Jewish Mayor of Anchorage resigns after his inappropriate relationship with a TV reporter comes to light, not to mention allegations he posted nude photos of himself on an underage website. Certainly not the type of thing I would normally post about.
But there’s something that does make this story Israellycool-worthy.
The five days that roiled Alaska’s largest city began Friday morning, when Athens allegedly placed a profanity- and racist-laden phone call to Berkowitz. The voicemail, a copy of which was obtained by The Alaska Landmine online blog, started with the caller announcing herself as Athens and rattling off her various network affiliations.
The caller claimed to have learned from sources that Berkowitz had been posting nude photos on an underage website, and that she planned to report this on that evening’s news. The caller threatened to kill Berkowitz, who is Jewish, and his wife, in a diatribe laced with racist insults.
“You either turn yourself in, kill yourself or do what you need to do.” the voicemail says.
“I can’t believe I am such a good person and thought I loved you,” the caller continued. “I don’t even hate you. I will pray for your Zionist f—–g ass. … And I’m putting this on the news tonight. Bye. Have a great Friday!”
Here’s the voice recording (language warning):
Note how she refers to his “Zionist f—–g ass” after calling him a “Jewish piece of living POS.” She is clearly using the word “Zionist” interchangeably with the word “Jewish.” Except she messed up in her anger and used the “J” word.
Curiously, the above AP report just mentions the “Zionist” insult without the “Jewish” one. I’m not sure what’s the deal with that – but I don’t like it.