Those antisemites who think that Jews are using their unnaturally high intelligence to take over the world must have missed this:
FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Germany, the U.S. and Britain set sail on Sunday for Gaza, hoping to breach Israel’s naval blockade there.
Richard Kuper, an organizer with the British group Jews for Justice for Palestinians, said one goal is to show that not all Jews support Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Kuper said the boat, which set sail from northern Cyprus flying a British flag, won’t resist if Israeli authorities try to stop it.
There is, nevertheless, a certain irony in the fact that they use Northern Cyprus as a staging ground for their activities — like the Mavi Marmara-led Flotilla did last May. Here’s the irony — Northern Cyprus is an illegally occupied territory that belongs to the EU as part of its member state, Cyprus; it was seized by force in 1974 by the Turkish army; its legal status as a fictionally independent state is only recognized by Turkey (the occupying power); Turkey forcibly removed hundreds of thousands of ethnic Greeks from that territory and settled its own population to permanently alter the ethnic balance of the area – and, in the process, encouraged the building of what one could characterize as settlements.
Now doesn’t this sound awfully familiar — the kind of accusations that organizations such as the JFJFP would routinely level at Israel’s presence in the West Bank and, until 2005, in Gaza? These are the kind of things that get such enlightened Jews agitated enough that they need to spring into action — if the alleged perpetrator is Israel.
I can imagine how this project got started:
Jew for Justice for Palestinians no. 1: I am so tired of being accused of supporting Israel just because I’m Jewish! Last night I met a super hot chick at the rally against the Judaization of Arab hummus, but as soon as she saw my Magen David tattoo she said, “you don’t care about the Palestinian people because you’re Jewish, so just naff off!” And then she went home with a Turkish guy.
JFJFP 2: I have an idea. Let’s have a flotilla! You saw for yourself what it did for the Turks.
JFJFP 1: But they won’t let us get near Gaza. How will it help the oppressed Palestinian people?
JFJFP 2: Oh, I thought the problem was the chicks.
I guess all the really smart Jews are busy developing cyber-weapons to attack Iran with.
I mean, in all seriousness, what is it possible to say except “stupid, stupid, stupid”?
Update [28 Sep 0809 PDT]: Stupid British Jews finally get a date: