Netanyahu Government Suggests Israelis Avoid Marrying American Jews – The Atlantic

Another example of tone-deaf Israeli government thinking, via Jeffrey Goldberg.

Netanyahu Government Suggests Israelis Avoid Marrying American Jews – The Atlantic.

I don’t think I have ever seen a demonstration of Israeli contempt for American Jews as obvious as these ads. I understand the impulse behind them: Israel wants as many of its citizens as possible to live in Israel. This is not an abnormal desire. But the way it is expressed, in wholly negative terms, is somewhat appalling. How about, “Hey, come back to Israel, because our unemployment rate is half that of the U.S.’s”? Or, “It’s always sunny in Israel”? Or, “Hey, Shmulik, your mother misses you”?

 

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