Tuesday, January 03, 2012

In Israel, Some Can Evoke The Holocaust With Impunity

The Muqata notes a certain hypocrisy in criticizing the Charedim using Holocaust symbols. There has been an uproar in response to Ultra-Orthodox Jews using Holocaust imagery in reaction to continued criticism from the media
...And yet...the truth is, there's only one reason everyone is upset. It's because the demonstrators are Ultra Orthodox.

When the "social justice" (tzedek chevrati) movement used the exact same imagery this past summer, no one batted an eyelash.

Opposition Leader Tzippi Livni didn't crawl out from under a rock to blast the sacrilegious usage of a yellow star. Defense Minister Ehud Barak was strangely silent. IDF Radio, Haaretz, YNET, TV Channels 2 and 10 overlooked it.

No one cares. Social Justice trumps all. And the Ultra Orthodox will be blamed no matter what they do...
The Muqata's photos highlight the problem:

Is there any difference between the symbolism used by the Charedim and the social "justice protester"?

The end result is that the Ultra-Orthodox will only be more convinced that the media is out to get them.
And who is to say they are wrong?

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