I am Jew because I believe in the values, teachings, ideals and aspirations Judaism has been promoting to humanity for thousands of years. I love being a Jew; I love the Jewish people; I love Israel and I proudly identify as a Zionist. But I will not write my people or the State of Israel a proverbial blank check to promote foreign or domestic policies that are contrary to what Judaism stands for. To turn away from Israel’s oppression of others because “they are terrorists bent on our destruction,” “they want to kill us,” “they teach their children to hate all Jews”, etc. etc. is to diminish Israel and the Jewish people to just another chauvinistic tribe in this world that allows itself to be defined by might alone. MG
In Last Monologue, Israeli Comedy Show Assaf Harel Host Implores Israelis to Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid
An Israeli comedy show host’s searing indictment of Israeli society has gone viral on social media, raking in over 5,000 shares in the two days since it was posted on the show’s Facebook page on Monday.