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‘Hey Activist!’ Trend Sweeping Middle East


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Photo Credit: Dr. Faisal Al-Qassem



Who says God doesn’t supervise the Internet? You bet your pickle He does! So that, while hateful “activists” are roaming the Web, disseminating lies, a few good men and women are generating effective responses.

Philippe Assouline, of the Jerusalem Center for Public affairs, created the meme below, comparing Israel’s security wall, which is being introduced as an instrument of apartheid—when all it’s meant to do is stop suicide bombers, because it’s tough to scale a fence with 50 kilograms of explosives and an over-sized coat.

Now look at Turkey, which surrounds itself with its own security wall, and, incidentally, is a lot harsher on its Kurdish enemies, who go to jail for cultural violations, like speaking Kurdish. So where are the condemnations of the apartheid state of Turkey? Let me see… No, nothing there.

Credit: Philippe Assouline

Credit: Philippe Assouline

Now an Al Jazeera TV host, Dr. Faisal Al-Qassem, posted his own “Hey activist!” meme, comparing the relatively peaceful Gaza to the bloodied Syria, wondering how come nobody is BDSing the Syrians.

This is so cool, we should start manufacturing our own “Hey Activist!” memes and sell them on T-shirts.

Here’s another Philippe Assouline meme:

Credit: Philippe Assouline

Credit: Philippe Assouline

H/T to S.T.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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