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Israeli kids dressed as burning Twin Towers for Purim

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
February 28, 2013

On the annual Jewish celebration of the Biblical slaying “of their foes seventy and five thousand,” at least one Israeli family seems to think it’s funny to reenact the murder of 3,000 in New York on September 11, 2001. Angrily reacting to the story, 6 Degrees no Bacon, a Jewish entertainment blog, appears to be unaware that these are not the first Israelis to be so provocatively indifferent to American suffering on 9/11:

People all over Israel are celebrating Purim this weekend, and much like Halloween, the dress-up holiday is a perfect opportunity for parents to show off their creativity and then display it on their poor kids.

The winners of the contest for Costume of Poorest Taste are definitely 7-year-old twins Ilay and Nehoray, who dressed up as the burning World Trade Center towers with the planes still in them on 9/11. At least they spared us the jumpers.

Publication of the picture on the Israeli news website Ynet prompted widespread condemnation. How would Israelis feel if Americans dressed up as a burning Tel Aviv bus, or Europeans wore a “train to Auschwitz” costume? some asked.

Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 28, 2013 at 5:41 am

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  1. How about this? This POJG was a member of Kahane’s JDL but in NY that’s a guarantee of a paycheck for life.




    February 28, 2013 at 7:23 am

  2. Reblogged this on Piazza della Carina.


    February 28, 2013 at 8:56 am

  3. Thanks, Jeff.

    To paraphrase Orwell, “All racism is equal, but some racisms are more equal than others.”

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    February 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

  4. thanks for providing this link and reminding those who are unfamiliar with this manipulative exploitative message of POS Netanyahu….and to JB for the update on hypocrite Hikind–recall would be a good start for him /his ilk.


    February 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm

  5. Quality article headline in the JP: ‘ Has America become insanely hyper-sensitive? ‘

    lol, only in relation to non-zionist issues.


    February 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  6. Thanks for the tip, Osiris. Here in part is what the presumably pseudonymous “Joe Settler” wrote in the Jewish Press:

    This week I watched with amazement two other incidents (not involving me) showcasing more examples of this hypersensitivity and insane political correctness.

    In the first case, Dov Hikind dressed up for Purim as a basketball player. A black basketball player, mind you. And for that he’s going to hell and his career is almost certainly damaged.

    Because apparently you can dress up as anything on Halloween or Purim, except as a black man (or am I supposed to say African-American).

    In the second case, Seth MacFarlane made some amusing jokes about Jews controlling the Hollywood movie industry, during the Oscar ceremonies. As a result, he was attacked for it by the Jewish watchdogs.

    What?! Are you people insane?

    A comedian suddenly can’t make jokes about something that is pretty darn near close to true, or certainly used to be.

    This hypersensitivity is out of control.

    Neither man had any racist intent in their acts or statement. Neither were aware that what they did would be considered racist or insensitive.

    And why should they have?

    People don’t costume up as Hassidim? As Italian Mafiosos? As Arabs? As Rastafarians? You can get all those costumes in the store.

    But a black man is off limits? Or is it that costuming as a black basketball player if off limits because it’s a stereotype. Though what kind of stereotype can it be when 78% of basketball players are black?

    And look how many Hollywood producers and actors are Jewish (or of Jewish descent at least). You’ve got to be an idiot to not see that.

    But apparently it’s now wrong to point that out. (Unless you’re John Stewart, in which case it’s OK, presumably because he’s Jewish).

    What’s next?

    Is it going to be racist to point out how many Jewish Nobel prize winners there are? Is that an offensive stereotype too?

    It really is time that this hypersensitivity got toned down, and save it for real racism.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    March 1, 2013 at 4:19 am

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