What can we call this attitude?

Posted on by Nahida Exiled Palestinian
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chosen-ness“, “exceptionality“, “elitism” “superiority“, “specialness“, “distinctiveness“, “uniqueness“, “exceptional suffering“, “much smarter-ness“, and all that arrogant, presumptuous and delusional attitudes flood cyberspace, both by the religious and secular alike; yet we are not supposed to even discuss these issues and pretend we don’t even notice!
I am sorry, but that does not work for me, honesty demands calling the spade a spade. Thus, I have no other option but to keep poking into this bubble until it pops or I die trying.
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“my friend and I shared a premise: Jews are superior; for whatever reason Jewish culture is superior in areas of modern civilized achievement.”
Philip Weiss ( calls himself progressive Jew, and the motto of his website “Mondoweiss The War of Ideas in the Middle East” nad the purpose is “To offer alternatives to pro-Zionist ideology as a basis for American Jewish identity”
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“We were raised with two Yiddish concepts about Christians: kopf and punim. Yiddishe kopf and Goyishe kopf. To say that someone had a Yiddishe kopf (A Jewish mind) was to say admiringly that he was a genius, that he was analytical and conceptual and an original thinker. To say that someone had a goyishe kopf was to say that he was dull-witted, conformist and slow” (p. 2).Sarah Schulman, of Queer Internationalhttp://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/israelpalestine-and-the-queer-international-a-book-review-by.html

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“What makes Jews so smart?”To start with writing such a question which is loaded with presumptuous claims, arrogance and falsification is a form of hasbara and perception management to give the impression that “Jews are smarter” as a matter of fact! all they need to know is why, goodness me, the arrogance!

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Philip Weiss ( calls himself progressive Jew, and the motto of his website “Mondoweiss The War of Ideas in the Middle East” nad the purpose is “To offer alternatives to pro-Zionist ideology as a basis for American Jewish identity”http://nahidaexiledpalestinian.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/concerning-mondoweiss-racism-and-freedom-of-speech-these-are-articles-by-philip-weiss-calls-himself-progressive-jew-and-t/.

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“Of course, like many Jews, I do think of myself in biological terms, despite how convenient that is for anti-Semitism. There is after all, a genetic component, since Jewish Identityfrom the Jewish point of view is biologically essentialist, dependent on having a Jewish mother” (p. 10).Sarah Schulman, of Queer Internationalhttp://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/israelpalestine-and-the-queer-international-a-book-review-by.html
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