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    • Alice
    • 02.02.12 | 11:13 (IST)

    “Israel went looking for someone to pick on”. How did you manage to extrapolate from that clip to the whole country, including official government policy? Gosh you really need to get over yourself. One not very funny satirical clip from a leftwing Israeli media outlet and you have let loose a tirade of vitriol, writing off the whole country. It just seems like an excuse for you to reveal your true feelings about Israel. Amongst other things it’s too bad that you didn’t mention that half of the Taglit budget comes from the Israeli government, meaning Israeli taxpayers, meaning moi. This is whilst many Israeli children cannot afford their annual three day class trip in Israel. And you should really think twice before disparaging the IDF. Yes, reality is complex, and maybe some soldiers have a cushy desk job, but many, many do not, and wholeheartedly serve their country and their people in extremely difficult conditions, that most of us would not be able to endure for two minutes. And some of those desk jobs are not so silly, intelligence saves lives too. You also reveal an extremely patronising attitude towards Israel. If you want to visit, bevakasha, if you want to make aliya, bevakasha, or contribute in a positive, but not patronising, way, but please do we do not need you to fix us and your professional diagnosis of our “self-destructive neursoses”. It seems to me, in my unprofessional opinion, that maybe you should be the one seeking help for your unresolved anger towards Israel.

    from the article: Not all U.S. Jews impressed with Israeli comedy show's Birthright satire
    First published 09:22 02.02.12 | Last updated 09:22 02.02.12
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