Wednesday, October 23, 2002

In a viciously sarcastic book review (of “Le Conflict Israelo-Palestinien:
Les Medias Francais sont-ils objectifs?”
Observatoire du Monde Juif, 173pp
in this week’s Haaretz book supplement, Daniel Ben Simon (Hebrew link) ridicules French Jews strong support and love of Israel. He thoughtlessly (I hope it’s just thoughtless and not malicious) generalizes in portraying them as disloyal to France.

His incredulousness at the French Jews' love of Israel raises questions about his own feelings towards his home. I could suggest that if he dislikes Israel so much, maybe he should go and live somewhere else.

The review hasn’t been translated yet. Usually they translate parts of the book supplement towards Friday, so I’ll post the translation when available.