Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Pro-Israel," Are Labels Enough?

There's news of a new "pro-Israel" group in the states, Emergency Committee for Israel.  Some people wonder if there aren't too many already, and others like myself consider most criminally misleading advertising.

During the Arizona part of my United States visit, I'm totally removed from current events, Israel's defense and politics. It's a stark reminder that aside from all the headlines in the press, your average American hasn't a clue and doesn't care about what happens in Israel. If they hear a two second clip on the news in between gossip about Mel Gibson abusing his lover and how much money some athlete has been promised for basketball, it's a lot. They care more about Brad Pitt's daughter Shiloh than the real historical Shiloh in the Holy Land, where all the Bible stories and history happened. The magic in Harry Potter means more to most than actual religions. Most Jewish kids know more of that pretend religion than of Judaism. So who are these varied Jewish and Israel lobby groups?

Most are like "kosher style Jewish food," a Passover Seder in a traif (non-kosher) restaurant. Is this new group going to be any better?


JDL London Canada said...

I don't think you can have too much PR but the way things are going, it's never enough. I think we need action more than just words,nu?

JDL London Canada said...

Speaking of Pro-Israel,there a new documentary by Igal Hecht, for which I got an interview during a JDL protest ... It looks promising.