I’m actually pleased I can’t embed this video in the post because I’d prefer not to have such rubbish plastered over my blog. But that doesn’t mean we should just let it parade around the internet without the backlash it deserves.
The video includes footage of an Egyptian lawyer being interviewed on a Dubai/Saudi Arabian television network, justifying sexual harassment of Israeli woman by Arab men as means of resistance against Israel. Though it’s been on YouTube since November 2008, the video just recently started popping up all over Facebook as a posted link. (Props to Ben Singer on exposing the hatred)..
Now I’ve seen several anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist, anti-Israel (call it what you want, it’s pretty much all the same) videos online, but this one may just take the cake in levels of absurdity.
I won’t quote what she said, since repeating the words just reiterates regardless of intent. Just saying those words creates the presumption of them together, thus giving life an unnecessary association that doesn’t go away (see Israel + Apartheid.)
This woman must be out of her mind. They only way I can see her saying something like this is because it probably happened to her when she was a child, scarring her life and embedding an everlasting disgust for Israelis and Jews alike. Not that I’m implying it ever occurring G-d forbid, I’m just illustrating just how absurd someone must be to believe it and publicize it.
What’s more upsetting is how a media outlet can consider this newsworthy material. I don’t care what the outlet’s platform is; you can’t get away with putting that on air. Hopefully someone got fired for that one.
Just another reminder of the blatant hate some Arabs have for Jews and Israelis. The best we can do is advocate against the words and actions, rather than stoop to their level and hate them right back. Hate of another shouldn’t justify hate in response; it merely justifies their hate.MEMBERS OF THE TEVYTOWN LOSER LIST New: Nagla Al-Imam & Al-Arabiya TV Old-timers: Sid Ryan & CUPE Ontario, David Ahenakew, George Galloway, NDP Ontario, NION (Not in Our Name), Oakland Ross and Safwat Higazi, Irish Secondary School people, Municipal Workers of Toronto + Mayor David Miller, Omar Shaban