As bad as reading Haaretz online is, it is more disgusting to see it on paper.
Here is a headline from Sunday’s edition. I honestly couldn’t read the entire (full page broadsheet) article itself because the headline tells you all you need to know.
Here is what we can tell Haaretz believes by publishing this.
The “occupation” did not begin in 1967, It didn’t even begin in 1948. No, any Jew who dared move to Palestine since 1917 is an “occupier” who stole Palestinian (meaning Arab) land.
Let’s think about this for a second.
Any Jew who moved to Palestine a hundred years ago was an immigrant, by definition.
Haaretz, that bastion of supposed liberalism, is saying that Jewish immigrants are thieves – criminals – by their very presence on “Palestinian” land, even those that purchased the land. It’s all the same crime.
At the very same time that liberals are rising up in defense of immigrants seeking a better life elsewhere, Haaretz is declaring that Jewish immigrants who were fleeing persecution had no right to move to their ancestral homeland and are in fact criminals for doing so.
If anyone would make such a blanket statement about immigrants in any other context, they would be pilloried by the very same people who read and trust Haaretz.
It would be funny if it wasn’t so sickening.
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