August 5, 2020

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Seth Rogen ignores that most Israelis descend from refugees

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/07/seth-rogen-ignores-that-most-israelis.html

For those who have never heard of him, Seth Rogen is a Canadian-Jewish actor. Rogen has raised a firestorm with his controversial remarks about Israel, which he claims is ‘antiquated and ridiculous’. He was never made aware of the fact ‘other people’ lived there. He says he has been fed a huge amount of lies about Israel.

Too true, he and many ‘woke’ celebrities like him, have  swallowed a great deal of pro-Palestinian lies and propaganda.

David Harsanyi writes in National Review:

“I was once a young Jewish person growing up in similar cultural circumstances to Rogen’s, and anyone with basic cognitive abilities understood that “other people” lived in Israel. It was “other people” who launched pogroms against Jews in 1920s and 1930s. It was the “other people” who allied with Hitler during World War II, continuing to stoke violence against Jews, making the formation of a peaceful multiethnic state impossible. It was the “other people” who rejected the United Nations partition plan and launched an all-out war against Jews only three years after the concentration camps were liberated. It was “other people” who initiated wave after wave of terrorism against Jewish civilians — years before there were any “occupied” territories in the West Bank. It was “other people” who rejected dozens of peace offerings from 1948 onward. And yet, some of those “other people” still reside in Israel and enjoy more liberal rights than Arabs do in any Arab nation.”

Absent, as usual with pro-Palestinian Hollywood personalities moving in  comfortable, privileged, assimilated circles, is any awareness of the need for Israel for the vast majority of Israeli Jews – refugees or descendants of refugees.

Siamak Kordestani of JIMENA tweeted ‘and how much did you learn in your schools about the many thousands of Mizrahi Jews  ethnically cleansed  from Arab lands in the 1940s and 1950s’?

For rebuttals to Rogen, see for example here (David Suissa) in Jewish Journal  and here (Dani Ishai Behan) in Times of Israel. 

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