The appointment of the anti-Zionist Meretz Candidate, Raadi Sfori, to the directorate of the JNF is proof of a leftwing Israeli pathology of guilt, appeasement and contempt for the rights of Jews from Arab countries, argues David Shalom in the Five Towns Jewish Weekly.
"The Israeli Left is ignorant of the Arabs they pretend to so love. For the most part, they do not speak Arabic, they have not read the Koran, they are unaware of Islamic history, and are ignorant and patronizing towards the Jews from the Arab lands.
They are uninformed of the history, culture, and experiences of these Jews, who comprise nearly 50% of Israelis today. Indeed, in their sublime arrogance, the leftists call these Jews Mizrahim—“Easterners”—but the fact is that the Jews of Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria, etc. came from more western lands than the impoverished ghettoes of the Ukraine and Poland. The complete silence for over 50 years by the left-wing establishment in demanding basic compensation from the Arab world for the annihilation of Arab Jewry, for the theft of their lands and property is part of their betrayal. To the Left, only Arabs have rights in this region."
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