Thursday, August 13, 2009

When is it OK for Americans to Support Terrorism?

Answer: When it targets British soldiers.

See this recent nostalgic "anecdote" by Victor Navsky about IZL(Irgun)-funder Sidney Zion in Tablet: A New Read on Jewish Life:

Sidney, who kept track of these things, reminded me that after A Flag is Born closed, Hecht had used his own proceeds from the play to take out an ad in The New York Herald Tribune congratulating the Irgun on blowing up British trains, robbing British banks, killing British Tommies.

It's not like British soldiers had anything to do with fighting Germany, eh?

[BTW: This idea works for *some* Irish-Americans as well as *some* Jewish Americans.]

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