Questions for Na’amod

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: What is the Occupation? Question you don’t want to ask: How many Palestinians want to destroy the Jewish State with the so-called Right of Return?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: What is the impact of the occupation on Palestinian and Israeli lives? Question you don’t want to ask: How many Jews have been killed in Hebron throughout history, and how ancient the Jewish community of Hebron is?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: Why there are two sets of laws in the occupied territories, one for the Jewish Israelis and one for the Palestinians? Question you don’t want to answer: Is the spokesperson of any Jewish community beyond the Green Line allowed to address a Jewish audience? Will you object to this?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: Why are Palestinians in East Jerusalem not Israeli citizens? Question you don’t want to ask: How many former synagogues and Jewish buildings can you locate in East Jerusalem? Why and when have then been destroyed?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: Why is the Israeli Government demolishing Beduin and Palestinian homes? Question you don’t want to ask: What are the standards of living (health care, literacy) of the Israeli Beduin community compared to those of the surrounding Arab States?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: What happened to the Mughrabi neighbourhood in front of the Western Wall? Question you don’t want to ask: Where Jews free to practice their religion in Jerusalem prior to 1948? Where were the public toilets of the above mentioned Mughrabi neighbourhood located prior to 1967?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: What is the Nation-State Bill? Question you don’t want to ask: How many Western democracies have a religious symbol in their flag?

Question to which you pretend to know the answer: Will I have the chance to meet with Palestinians? Question you don’t want to answer: Are you willing to meet with Mizrahi survivors of Arab led pogroms?

[July 2018]

I’m the first Rabbi ever to be called “a gangster”. Also, I am a Zionist.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

While requesting Western funding, the Taliban tightens up on rights.

While requesting Western funding, the Taliban tightens up on rights.

People Of The Han: Are We Free Yet?

Putin Will Take Kiev No Matter the Cost. It Might Lead to His Downfall.

Is India Ready for Electric Cars?

Three Steps to Avert an Accidental Nuclear War

Robert Habeck is Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.

Is Forced Servitude Driving Up Human Trafficking In Tanzania?

Trouble on all sides

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo, PhD

Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo, PhD

I’m the first Rabbi ever to be called “a gangster”. Also, I am a Zionist.

More from Medium

Sound: Phil Ochs — Iron Lady

Shabbat Atzmaut 5782

Chronicles of a new "Anti-Semitism Scandal" (part 9): Am I Anti-Semitic?

Teaching our young about race