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Israel’s Anti-American Ads: Not Kosher

posted by Nicole Neroulias

This one just can’t wait for Fun Friday:

Netanyahu Government Suggests Israelis Avoid Marrying American Jews (The Atlantic)

Oy! I believe this qualifies as biting the hand that feeds you. And, as I noted on Facebook, nothing sends most young adults screaming from the mother(land) faster than a nonsense guilt trip. Besides, if the Netanyahu administration wants to keep up U.S.-Israeli relations and strengthen the Jewish diaspora, shouldn’t it be embracing the trend — if it’s even a trend? — of Israelis marrying abroad? It’s not an exodus if they come back, at least to visit.

 What do you think? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.



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Sam

posted December 1, 2011 at 11:50 am


Allison Yarrow has also written an article about this campaign. Worth a read!



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Sam

posted December 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

Eva Stavrinides

posted December 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm


…. and motherland Greeks should not be marrying Greek Americans … and so on and so forth?



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The Nudnik

posted December 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

nnmns

posted December 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm


It’s a horribly heavy burden American Jews are expected to bear. Be Americans but also be loyal to a country which parasitizes America and which treats some of its citizens and many of its neighbors in terrible ways.

And in America Jews generally wisely support separation of church and state, while in Israel it would be impossible to separate them.

I do not envy American Jews but I hope more and more of them see Israel for what it is.



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oferdesade

posted December 9, 2011 at 5:02 am


if bibi had anything more than a pipi-brain, he’d have a real job…. as he indeed did, when he lived in the US as a “yored” married to a (gasp) american…



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