Pita the Fools! Palestinian Fauxtography a Reminder of Jewish History

Anti-Israel propaganda Facebook page Olive Palestine have published the following photo and caption (hat tip: Michal):

The only thing correct about the caption is the fact it shows a baker.

Israel – Peki’in The village of Peki’in in in Galilee. Interior of a bakery where the baker is baking pittabrood Date: 1 January 1963 Location: Israel, Peki’in

Peki’in was actually an important symbol of Zionism, since the former Jewish community there maintained a presence since the Second Temple period, with an interruption of presence during the 1936–1939 Arab revolt, and the residents could actually demonstrate they were direct descendants of inhabitants of the village who had never gone into exile.

From Ha’aretz of all places:

The story of the Jews of Peki’in acquired an important role in the Zionist movement’s efforts to stress the connection between the Jewish people and the land after Zionist activist Yitzhak Ben Zvi visited the village in 1922. He had heard about the small Jewish community, which was having difficulty eking out a living, and came to learn about it.

“For the Hebrew Jew,” she said, referring to the Zionist pioneers, who used the term to distinguish themselves from the Yiddish-speaking Jews of the Diaspora, “these people were the remaining link with the land, and therefore, it became a tremendous story.

Following the Arab revolt, most Jews in Peki’in did not return to the village, so chances are the baker pictured was not Jewish, and more likely to be Druze – but not “palestinian.”


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

Daily Updates

Delivered straight to Your mailbox


By signing up, you agree to our terms