Be Afraid of Shadows

Many observers on the Israel scene were wringing their hands when “Burger King”: and Pizza Hut began opening up in Israel, wondering how far this sort of “normalization” of the Jewish state would go. Pretty darn far, it seems, since Israel can now add to its menu of Western vices its very own nascent “Neo-Nazi movement.”:,,2165880,00.html We know that Israel has seen a decline in its security services, but an _eighteen month_ long investigation into neo-Nazi skinheads in Petach Tikva? How difficult should it have been to have spotted a bunch of guys with shaved heads, bomber jackets and Nazi tattoos on a street full of Orthodox Jews?

What do you think?

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The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

5 Responses

  1. iconic

    The Anti Defamation League ” praised the arrest of the neo- Nazis”


  2. jewdar

    Well, I think it’s not so obvious; in fact, its probably the first time in ADL history that they praised the arrest of anyone of partial Jewish descent in the Middle East.

  3. iconic

    looks like ADL tempered their praise of the arrest with “members of the group were reportedly from the former Soviet Union and were religiously identified as Christians.”


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