They Hate ‘Progressive’ Israelis, Too

An anti-Israel group called “Adalah” picketed a recent performance by the Batsheva Dance Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The most interesting aspect of the controversy is that the anti-Israel activists were undeterred by the fact that the dance troupe’s director has himself accused Israel of committing “war crimes.”

hating-israel-for-dummiesSpeaking to a Canadian newspaper in 2005, Batsheva artistic director Ohad Naharin expressed anguish that “I continue to do my work, while 20 kilometers from me, people are participating in war crimes.”

Naharin is so extreme that after anti-Israel hecklers disrupted one of his group’s performances in Scotland in 2012, he declared: “If I would think for a moment this [tactic of disruption] can help the Palestinian cause, I would even welcome it — let’s disturb the show, break my house, break my windows if it can help the Palestinian cause.”

But offering up his windows, and even his entire house, was not enough for the “Adalah” demonstrators who picketed Naharin’s dancers in Brooklyn. Because their problem is not Naharin’s house. Their problem is that he’s an Israeli.

No matter how far left he leans, no matter how many concessions he declares he is willing to make, Naharin is Israeli. And therefore they consider him to be their enemy. They don’t distinguish between “good” progressive Israelis and “bad” centrist or right-wing ones…

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  • Achmed

    Stop posting these lies. They don’t hate Israel or even Israelis.

    Now being Jew haters that is not in dispute.

    • winniec

      Israel is the freest, safest and happiest place for Arabs in the Near East.

    • Mickey Oberman

      It’s funny what a false impression one can get by hearing every one who speaks says to wipe out all Jews.

      I guess I don’t understand Islamic humour.

  • ontario john

    Muslims are very democratic, they hate everybody.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They hate Jews with the fiery self righteousness of liberals, progressives and other Nazis.

  • winniec

    You may burn down my house with me in it so I can prove how much I love the noble savages.
    The cultural Marxists have given savages the licence to behave far below European standards, so much so that even crimes against humanity are not unacceptable as long as they are committed by the ‘officially designated victim’ group.
    Self-hating Jews are so taken in by the cultural Marxist false narrative that they’re even ready to jump into the fire or off the cliff like lemmings. Delusional. Incredible.

  • Alain

    Confirmation that hating yourself and your people will never earn the love and acceptance of your enemy. Throughout history there have been such Jews, but they were rounded up with the others. Even those who had converted to Christianity, including a generation or so ago, were seen and treated as Jews. Yet there are those who keep trying, which is just as impossible as the white liberals playing the black card.

  • Canadian

    You`d think that he would finally undstand, but no, he remains stupid.