Jewish Journalist: Anti-Israel Ads in NY are Also Anti-Semitic


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Israel National News

Dovid Efune, the editor of the Algemeiner newspaper and a frequent op-ed contributor to Arutz Sheva, has criticized the ads which recently appeared in New York train stations and which insinuate that Israel steals Arab land.

Billboards on Metro North train stations in Westchester County include four maps ofIsrael and show Israel growing at the expense of its Arab neighbors. The posters also note that 4.7 million people are classified as “Palestinian refugees.”

“Many Jews found this to be exceptionally offensive,” Efune told Arutz Sheva. “Of course it was a false depiction. We saw it as anti-Israel but as anti-Semitic as well.”

There are several reasons why these ads are anti-Semitic as well as anti-Israel, Efune explained.

“First of all, it was an existential attack on the Jewish State,” he added. “Second of all, the ads specifically mentioned Jewish land, implying that Jews were guilty of some sort of crime. Additionally, of course, we know that a majority of people associate Jews with the Jewish State, and unfortunately throughout our history, when people have had problems with the Jewish State they’ve taken it out on Jews and vice versa.”

These ads, which falsely portray Jews as aggressors or thieves, paint Jews in a bad light, Efune said, warning that this could lead from thought to speech and from speech to action.

“This could incite people to commit hateful acts as well, which of course is a great cause of concern to the Jewish community,” he said.

Efune expressed doubt that the ads would be removed, due to the First Amendment which protects free rights of speech.

“What some people have considered is to combat these ads with pro-Israel ads of their own,” he said. “They can tell the counter-narrative and counter-message and show people that this is not the correct story whatsoever.”

  1. #1 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on July 27, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    There’s no such thing as the “jewish state.” How can the ads be anti-Semitic when jews are not Semites? They are Khazars who stole the land of PALESTINE!

  2. #2 by Peter on July 27, 2012 - 5:55 pm

    If the yidds want to call israel the “jewish” state, as they do, then they will swallow the sins of israel – because it’s referred to as “the jewish state”. Peter

  3. #3 by on July 27, 2012 - 6:03 pm

    “This could incite people to commit hateful acts as well, which of course is a great cause of concern to the Jewish community,” he said.

    Hateful acts as well, israel.

  4. #4 by Blake on July 27, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    He’s not even semite, no European jews are. The devious schmuck.

  5. #5 by Ponders70 on July 27, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    What a piece of crap for a human being.

  6. #6 by Illegal Machine on July 27, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    False depiction?

    How about that holocaust thing? Because that was totally honestly depicted obviously

  7. #7 by Scorpion on July 27, 2012 - 7:31 pm

    Remember these are the same clowns that told world if you wet the bed as a child your anti semetic.Let’s keep in mind that everything we do or say will be viewed as anti semetic to these nut jobs.

  8. #8 by Matthew/Boston on July 27, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    Dr. Kevin MacDonald, through his years in studying the idiosyncracies and behaviour of different ethnic groups, concludes that Jews see honesty as a weakness and a character flaw. The Jews view lying as a virtue and a strength.

    This tribe are multiple gold medalists. Deceit, arrogance, ethno-centrism, greed. They walk away with the gold!

  9. #9 by Matthew/Boston on July 27, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Free speech, Mr. Efune?

    Please explain how CBS allowed 23 billboards to be rented by the organization Stop 30 Billion To Israel and days later, long before the lease was up, removed all those billboards that were critical of aid to Israel suggesting we need to spend the money here, in America.

    Don’t pretend to endorse free speech as a Jew. The world is waking-up to the universal hypocrisy of the Jews. You try constantly to hide your never-ending crimes by stiffling free speech.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/113412755

    http://stop30billion.org/about.html

  10. #10 by Frank on July 27, 2012 - 11:53 pm

    Americans are constantly getting a pro Jewish view of the Middle East from the mainstream media. We need fair and balanced reporting from the mainstream press.

  11. #11 by ruby22-kate on July 28, 2012 - 2:27 am

    Sometimes the truth is anti-semitic. There is nothing false about the maps, no matter how many Jews claim otherwise.

    The Jews are stealing land at the expense of Palestinians, if that is anti semitic, so be it; it is also the unvarnished truth. Try to twist it & smear it with filthy names, the truth will set us free.

  12. #12 by ruby22-kate on July 28, 2012 - 2:31 am

    You can pay a Jew to say anything, they call them ‘lawyers.’

  13. #13 by Jim on July 28, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Get used to it, asshole! It’ll only get worse.

  14. #14 by ruby22-kate on July 28, 2012 - 5:04 pm

    The Jews find the ads offensive? The Jews also find the truth offensive. As these same people call the Palestinian land israel, the Jewish state, so what’s the problem here?

    The implication that the Jews are stealing Arab land at the expense of the Palestinians may sound anti-semitic to sensitive Jews, but it is more than implication, it is fact.

  15. #15 by FRANKf on July 28, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    The truth is “antisemitic”

  16. #16 by Jung Gehr on July 30, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    Anti-semitism is a natural reflex against Satanism !

  17. #17 by joe shlomo on August 5, 2012 - 1:31 am

    I’ll bet there wasn’t a WEEKS worth of hard PHYSICAL LABOR between the BOTH of these SCHMUCKS – Like Ex-Chess champ Bobby Fischer said of the Jews (although a jew himself): Jews are soft; they do not work physically for their money..they live off of other’s hard work and labor…Thats why hitler placed them in WORK camps – to change their ways…to make them earn their money just like the goyim and gentiles!

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