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Arab Media Salivate Over Jewish Squabbles About Israel

American Jews are fighting over Israel on college campuses; Arab media are eating it up.
What, no more buddies? Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid sharing a joke in the days before the former called the latter a dictator. Nowadays, Bennett wants to annex Jewish settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria, and Lapid wants to bring down the government if it votes to do so. Ah, "unity" . . .

What, no more buddies? Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid sharing a joke in the days before the former called the latter a dictator. Nowadays, Bennett wants to annex Jewish settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria, and Lapid wants to bring down the government if it votes to do so. Ah, "unity" . . .
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Israel’s internal politics have finally become delicious gossip of the day for the Arab media.

‘Once a unifying cause for generations of American Jews, Israel is now bitterly dividing Jewish communities,” the Associated Press reported this morning (Monday) on the Al Arabiya website.

The report was one of the site’s top stories of the day. Worse, it happens to be true.

American college campuses are described as “ideological battle zones over Israeli policy in the Palestinian territories.” The “Open Hillel” movement of Jewish students is challenging speaker guidelines developed by the decades-old Hillel movement, according to the report, and planning its first national conference in October. Even the scuffle between J Street and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations is covered.

Isn’t it lovely? All of the House of Israel’s dirty laundry out there for public review in living technicolor, to be examined minutely by all of her enemies one by one.

To be fair, the same article reported – albeit in the very last line – that a Pew Research Center survey found that only 12 percent of U.S. Jews believe Palestinian Authority leaders are making a sincere effort to resolve the conflict between the PA and Israel; 38 percent said the Israeli government is actively pursuing peace.

But more to the point, what is abundantly clear is that Jewish actions are news wherever we are, and Jewish news is of interest to Arabs, wherever they are. It’s an important point to remember; one hopes that Israel’s politicians bear it in mind when formulating policy and opening their mouths.

About the Author: Rachel Levy is a freelance journalist who has written for Jewish publications in New York, New Jersey and Israel.


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6 Responses to “Arab Media Salivate Over Jewish Squabbles About Israel”

  1. Praying for unity, hedge of protection and Shalom for Jerusalem and her people wherever they may be.. always .. you are loved

  2. David Cohen says:

    Jews might argue, but we generally don’t butcher each other.

  3. Jason Reaney says:

    Ane “Her” people? Exactly who is her? Eloah is NOT A WOMAN! HE IS A MALE!

  4. That’s right David!

  5. Sissy Jordan says:

    Guess who gets the last laugh???

  6. What divides the house of Gods house of sheep is presence of pride an what Lucifer thinks we are supposed to be spiritually like the truth father.Lucifer has his plan to create false deception of unrepentant truth.

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