Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Blame Game

Plenty of people have commented on the telling contrast between the Egyptian facebook revolution against a despotic ruler and the Israeli facebook revolution about an extra 25 cents on cottage cheese.

In both cases, however, it is still the Jews who get blamed. On the left, Al-Ahram newspaper (still smarting from ChadashAssur's account of its editorial desk's morality during the Arab Spring) quotes some politician blaming the upcoming Egyptian Civil War on the Israelis (yaani, standing in for the Jews). On the right, Haaretz newspaper creates some strange linkage between the cottage cheese price frenzy and the Ponevezh yeshiva (vadok, the haredim standing in for the Jews).

אין חדש תחת השמש

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