Virtually every group seems to be quick to harshly criticize other groups and slow to criticize their own. When Black folks give the likes of Farrakhan and Jesse a free pass, it wasn’t because of their anti-Semitism, it was because they stood up for Black folks.
When Jews defend Israel and Netanyahu at all costs, it isn’t because Israel, like every country, does things that are wrong. It’s because the world has always gone after the Jews and Israel is the one place that defends Jews. Still, this essay is a call for a reexamination of what Author Jeffrey Kass calls “ethnic narccisism.”
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Trump Heights, Israel. How does that feel when it rolls off your tongue?
That’s the name of a new community in the Golan Heights, in northern Israel along the Syrian border. Prime Minister Netanyahu unveiled the new town at a naming ceremony last year, touting Trump as a great friend of Israel.
This, right after Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which was captured in 1967 after defeating Syria in one of Israel’s many wars.
While the government of Israel still has not earmarked any money to actually create this city, offensively-named to so many people worldwide, many…
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