18 01 2015

The Israelis keep giving Jews worldwide heartburn.  They are so arrogant and pushy and too often fitting the stereotype thinking Jews try hard to avoid.

Miss Lebanon is in trouble because though she did everything to avoid her Miss Israel insisted at the last moment on pushing herself into a group selfie  and then flaunting it on her website.

Far more serious is what the Israeli Prime Minister did in Paris.   Here’s how veteran Israeli journalist Uri Avneri summed up Bibi’s latest chutzpah moment:

Seems he (Netanyahu) was not invited at all (to Paris).  On the contrary, President Francois Hollande sent explicit messages: please, please don’t come. It would turn the demo into a show of solidarity with the Jews, instead of a public outcry for the freedom of the press and other “republican values”. Netanyahu came nevertheless, with two extreme rightist ministers in tow.  Placed in the second row, he did what Israelis do: he shoved aside a black African president in front of him and placed himself in the front row.  Once there, he began waving to the people on the balconies along the way. He was beaming, like a Roman general in his triumphal parade. One can only guess the feelings of Hollande and the other heads of state – who tried to look appropriately solemn and mournful – at this display of Chutzpah.

And here’s a comment in Israel’s Haaretz:

“Just as you can sometimes identify Israeli tourists abroad by their loud voices, poor manners and gauche behaviour, none of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who watched Sunday’s Paris rally on television had any problem locating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Members of the youth wing of the opposition Labour party even created an online game using Netanyahu’s nickname called “Push the Bibi” — in which players have 30 seconds to manoeuvre the Israeli leader from the back of the crowd to the front.”

Now just imagine had Iran’s President, or for that matter Putin of Russia, or Kim of Korea, acted in this way…not to mention Miss America!