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The Sabbatical

A few days ago, I posted how CAIR’s Zahra Billoo announced she was going on sabbatical. What I failed to mention at the time (but some of you picked up on) is how the entire concept of a “sabbatical” comes from the Jewish concept of the Sabbath (Shabbat) – you know, the Jewish day of rest where many Jews go to those “Zionist synagogues” Billoo detests so much.

In other words, cultural appropriation, much?

Another thing I did not mention in my post was what I subsequently told the Jerusalem Post for their report on it:

“Billoo claims this Sabbatical was her idea, but I suspect CAIR ‘encouraged’ her to take time away from the spotlight, until the furor caused by her antisemitic comments dies down,” said David Lange, Executive Director of Israellycool Israel Advocacy, who discovered and publicized Billoo’s original statements. “Not that CAIR have been anything but supportive of Billoo and these comments. And while she now has time to ponder her actions, her ridiculous claim that her words were twisted indicates this is highly unlikely.”

Meanwhile, I could not resist:

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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