Who could argue against these folk? They so obviously mean well and they do a good job. So what's the problem?
Well as evidenced by the clip itself, there is no problem.
But what happens when someone questions the Holocaust, or speaks about the post WW2 injustices done to Germans, or supports the right of Palestinians to identify the American and European Jewish leaderships (and all the Jews who support them) as an enemy, or wants to protest outside a synagogue in which Zionism is preached from the pulpit, or asks difficult questions about the real meaning of Jews-only activism.
How then would these good folk respond then? Perhaps it doesn't matter? You decide.
(See the afterword by Henry Herskovitz)
FROM HENRY HERSKOVITZ:
I think this video short starts where it ends up: with the young Hebrew speaking
fellow calling for a "one-person, one vote equal system"
I attended a New
York JATO meeting (it lasted a weekend) in 2004, and rather embarrassed the
young crowd by suggesting that our synagogue vigils (by then a year-and-a-half
old) should be expanded to include the many synagogues in Brooklyn. The idea was
shelved in a heartbeat, how could I hold ordinary Jews accountable?
it's unfair to judge the Aussie-JATO folks with a memory of he NY-JATO folk, but
nothing I saw in this video - other than the young man's final squeak of a call
- convinces me that these Jews want anything more than to look good in their 15
minutes of fame.
Do they demand immediate Right of Return for
Do they question the legitimacy of a Jewish
Do they critically analyses the parts that Jews have played in
creating and maintaining a Jewish state?
Do they discuss Jewish
Supremacism? True they bring up South African analogies, but they know better
than to use the phrase "White supremacism", lest some ne'er do well like myself
bring up its counterpart in Palestine?
Are they demanding the
"Liberation" of Palestine?
At one time, my heart might have swelled for
these "brave" Jews speaking their mind. But that was before I found the
sunglasses. [Ref: They Live (movie)]
Now, when Jews talk about the
Holocaust - but only enough talk to give the whiff of some unexplained
unexplained horror - I want them to ask themselves why they were feared and
hated by a country which initiated a program of ethnic cleansing.
"brave" Jews should stop hiding behind a mythical "occupation" and get a pair of