Friday, June 02, 2023

The “Purim Satire” section of your February 25 issue contained an item which I feel any decent person would find to be in extremely bad taste.

Titled “100,000 Palestinians Get Shot by Israeli Soldiers,” the supposed “joke” was made around the pun of using “shot” to refer to the COVID-19 vaccine. The “joke” concludes with the following: “After all the Arabs are shot once, we look forward to shooting them a second time.”

You may think that your publication is read only by those who exist inside your racist Zionist bubble, but let me assure you that you are being reviewed by those of us on the outside.

In case you don’t understand why your joke is beyond offensive, let me remind you that many, many thousands of Palestinians and other Arabs have been shot and killed, or shot and maimed, in the bloody history of your racist apartheid country. So joking about shooting more of them just reveals your intense tribal narcissism, your intense racism and your basic inhumanity.

What would your response be if anyone were to make jokes about Auschwitz?

Please understand that I am reading every issue cover to cover, as are friends of mine. I doubt you will print this in your letters to the editor section but you are welcome to do so.

Free Palestine!

Rich Siegel
Director, Deir Yassin Remembered, Teaneck
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