Racism Marred The Jerusalem Embassy Event Or Something

It’d be nice if professional writers, along with all the other people who like to throw out the racism screed (part of the reason RS McCain wrote a post about racism having 5 a’s), would take the time to actually learn what the word means

How Racism Marred The Jerusalem Embassy Celebration

For more than a century, Palestinians have tried to convince the world (wrongly, in my view) that Zionism is inherently racist. Now they have a powerful new ally: Donald Trump.

Consider the bigots that Trump has assembled to celebrate the move of America’s embassy to Jerusalem. Among the Americans in attendance were Trump’s ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who in 2015 suggested stripping Arab Israelis who hold views Friedman considers “seditious” of their citizenship. That same year, Friedman urged that “Muslim immigrants” to the US “be required, as part of their application, to consent to complete transparency with respect to all Internet and telecommunication activity. Any activity on Facebook, Google, Twitter or other social media or communication portals, including under anonymous or alternative identities, must be available for inspection.”

Racism is “Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” Bigotry is (same source) “Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself.” The use of the word “bigots” would be proper. Racism is not proper in context, because the vast majority of Jews/Israelis are the same race as Palestinians.

And it would certainly be bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination for the article writer to claim “that Zionism is inherently racist.” Question is, who’s the writer? At the article, it says it is Peter Beinart, a virulent Progressive. When I look at it in Pocket, it says Aiden Pink.

How might Friedman himself fare under such scrutiny? The Jewish Telegraphic Agency this week reported that Friedman’s charity had donated to an openly racist settler group classified as a terrorist organization by the United States government (the organization disputes the claim).

Again, an utterly horrible misuse of the word racist. And, last thing I want to hear about from a Progressive is about donations and support for terror groups (and it’s questionable about the one Friedman donated to), when Progressives back Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, CAIR, and so many others.

Then there are the Israelis. Upon arriving for the embassy celebration, the leaders of the American delegation, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, received a blessing from Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who in 2016 argued that non-Jews had no right to live in the land of Israel and in 2018 called black people “monkeys.”

OK, that last one is racism. And someone being an a-hole.

Regardless, this whole thing is about making up reasons for Leftist hatred of Israel and Jews. Should I include the phrase “just like Hitler did” or leave that out?

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