Yom Kippur is coming. I know it sounds arrogant, righteous, desperate, even foolish, but I am going to ask God to forgive these Jews because I do not want others, including myself, to suffer for their sins. Please understand: We are commanded to do so since all Jews will be held accountable for each other’s actions. And for Jews to make common cause with such high profile anti-Zionists and Jew haters is shameful. Perhaps these Jews do not see it this way at all.
So really, why do Jews do this? Why are so many educated and politically active Jews, including Israeli Jews, often the ones who fight against Jewish interests, even against Jewish survival? What mad gene drives them to do it? Is it the case, as playwright David Mamet has suggested in The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, and the Jews, that such secular-driven messianism is really religious Judaism misunderstood? Is this an example of self-hatred—or self-love? In my view, such Jews find it opportune, fashionable, rewarding, both economically and psychologically, to be the first to blame other Jews or the Jewish state, the first to argue the “enemies’” case.Now, that's the sort of "hope and change" I can really get behind.
They are respected for doing so. They feel safe. They are signaling that they are part of the “larger” world, not part of the smaller, provincial community—the one that holds itself apart—the people that is perennially under siege, far from perfect, and whose pariah status threatens their feelings of well being.
Tragically, all these boycotter and flotilla Jews wish to be seen as “anti-racists”; however, they rarely protest extreme human rights abuses in the Middle East when the evildoers are Muslims. In my opinion, by holding Arab and Muslim countries to much lower standards, and by condemning their mainly Muslim inhabitants to continued Islamist barbarism, the do-gooders, including the Jews, fail every ethical test of non-racism. They applaud every conceivable nationalism save one: the Jewish version. Zionism does not equal racism. As Judea Pearl once wrote, “anti-Zionism=racism.” Thus, their excessive anti-Zionism is really a form of anti-Semitism which does equal racism.
Please forgive them. They know not what they do. Please enlighten them before they doom us all.