Palestinian Propaganda Culturally Appropriates the Bagel

In yesterday’s post on a recent palestinian propaganda cultural appropriation, I quipped:

For people who keep whining that we culturally appropriate “their” things (like matzo ball soup, apparently), they sure as hell do a good job culturally appropriating ours.

It is almost as if propaganda page Olive Palestine – fast becoming a “favorite” of mine – took this as their cue.

To culturally appropriate bagels.

Believe it or not, this is the not the first palestinian attempt to do so.

Last year, Reem Kassis, someone who once wrote a piece in the Washington Post entitled Here’s why Palestinians object to the term ‘Israeli food’: It erases us from history, claimed the bagel came from Arab traders. As I showed in that post, this does not seem to be true. But:

At the end of the day, all foods can be argued to have been influenced by others. In a sense, everyone somehow appropriates from someone else. And this doesn’t just apply to foods. Jews could argue that other monotheistic religions appropriated from Judaism, but what’s the point?

But the palestinian propaganda machine love to spray the proverbial buck shot, hoping something hits the target.


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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