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Justine Sachs (R) and Lorde
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A Jew boycotting Israel? Must be a joke

Op-ed: Accusing the woman who convinced Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert of auto-anti-Semitism would be too simplistic; only a particularly developed Jewish sense of humor can explain why Justine Sachs has chosen to turn her back on the democratic, humane side of the world.

Hi there, Justine Sachs, the woman who helped convince Lorde to cancel her planned performance in Israel. Do you want to know what you’ve caused by violently and childishly pushing for this boycott? I’ll give you a hint: Violence brings more violence.



I don’t think you’re surprised by that. After all, wherever the progressive fingerprints of radical leftists like you are evident—that’s where the blood, fire and pillars of smoke can be found. A normative person may think you’re a violent person, but I have a different assumption.


Justine Sachs (R) and Lorde. The Thanatos syndrome  (Photos: Getty Images, Facebook)
Justine Sachs (R) and Lorde. The Thanatos syndrome (Photos: Getty Images, Facebook)


The difference between you and me, Justin, is that I’m an Israeli Jew and you’re a Jew. That’s it. You have no nationality. You live in a negligible, insignificant sheepfold stuck somewhere at the end of the universe: New Zealand, which robbed the indigenous Maori people of their land in favor of a European colony. By the way, what have you done to promote a cultural boycott against your exploiting country, Justin? I’d like to hear about that.


In any event, Justin, you may be satisfied with the few moments of fame you have gained, like every auto-anti-Semite in Jewish history. We Jews have been blessed with a lot of that Thanatos (“death drive”), the drive towards human self-destruction. The thing is that patriotism significantly reduces this self-destruction mechanism.

I, for example, feel no need to take the side of a culture which hasn’t brought anything to the world apart from terror. The confidence I am given by the Israeli nationality allows me to pick the democratic, free side. But nationality is not the only heart of the matter, you bleeding heart. There’s something else too.


More than auto-anti-Semitism

People who don’t know you as well as I do might think that your drive towards self-destruction stems from a need to satisfy the people around you; that you choose to play the role of the classic Jewish wimp, who has to prove his animosity towards his Jewish brethren in order to survive. You’re not the first person to do so. Some people, by the way, have been much more successful than you, and this isn’t the place to quote from the history of the early 1940s.


Lorde (Photo: Lior Keter)
Lorde (Photo: Lior Keter)


You may be surprised, but I don’t think this is about your desire to please the gentiles, nor does it have anything to do with the assumption that in the Southern Hemisphere the Jewish mind goes against reason. Personally, I believe this is something even more Jewish than auto-anti-Semitism. As a Jew to a Jew, let’s be honest, it’s the same unique Jewish sense of humor.


Only a particularly developed Jewish sense of humor can explain why you have chosen to turn your back on the democratic, Western side, which develops medicine (at least until Teva goes bankrupt), feeds millions around the world through agricultural developments, sends doctors to every place hit by an earthquake across the globe and develops cyber defenses against the forces of evil.


That same developed sense of humor alone can explain why you favor your Palestinian friend’s side, the side which hijacks planes, the side which hangs gay people on electric poles, the side which rips out girls’ throats in honor killings, the side which has failed to establish any state or society which isn’t totalitarian, chauvinist, primitive and/or murderous.


So unlike some Israelis who deeply despise a woman of your kind, I’m actually capable of appreciating a proper joke or mega-trolling. This may not be the kind of joke that would place you in the same category as Jewish comedians like the Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen or Jerry Seinfeld, but you do deserve an award just for trying.


I’m willing to send you one, by the way. If you give me your address, I’ll gladly send over a copy of my latest book on the issue, titled “The History of the Palestinian People.” It may take a while before it reaches the end of the world you live in, but I can assure you that you’ll be able to read the entire book in less than one minute.


פרסום ראשון: 12.27.17, 23:47
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