The Real Israel/Palestine Story is in Brazil

Ben White, the journalist who understands why some people are antisemites, has recently written an article for CommentIsFree entitled ‘The Real Israel/Palestine story is in the West Bank.’

Incidentally, Ben White is based in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and not Israel, Gaza or the West Bank. White has in recent times cast Hezbollah as a nationalist movement, claimed that Israel is wedded to war, and argued that:

To say that the “one-state solution” is impractical or equals the “destruction” of Israel is poorly concealed code for defending the indefensible and a recipe for continual conflict in a land it is impossible to partition.

Perhaps it’s the pure Brazilian coffee he’s drinking, yet to be corrupted by the Zionist Starbucks corporation, which is helping White see the real Israel-Palestine story!

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5 responses to “The Real Israel/Palestine Story is in Brazil

  1. old Labour

    Unfortunately the unctuous Andrew Brown at the Guardian has taken White under his wing, and will give him all the space he needs.

    Since White is so keen to write about ‘poorly concealed codes’, perhaps he will be more open now to discussion of the message behind his own vitriol.

  2. modernityblog

    very funny.

    I used to read Ben White’s exchanges on Engage site, poor fella he got trounce each time, you’d think he’d learn? but no, too much salsa?

  3. Dez

    I find it strange that a so called Christian Organisation allows someone like White with his biziarre racist views airtime, so to speak.

  4. Christian Zionist

    It’s no accident that Brazil was a haven for German Nazis even before World War Two, and a lot of them escaped there afterwards.

    It’s the same story with the lack of positive enthusiasm for the creation of Israel from the Europe-based World Council of Churches since 1948. The creation of Israel for these folks was always cast as ‘a problem’.
    After all, most mainline protestants stayed silent in the face of Nazi persecution of the Jews – most except Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who were in the Confessing Church.
    the reality is that a lot of the theologians and pastors returned to their jobs once the War ended in 1945.
    Susannah Heschel’s new book ‘The Aryan Jesus’ is all about German protestant theologians’ complicity with Nazi antisemitism. Highly recommended.

  5. old Labour

    I find it strange that a so called Christian Organisation allows someone like White with his biziarre racist views airtime, so to speak.

    Not really. White’s father is a leading charismatic evangelical priest in the Anglican church, and White built many contacts with Christian publications whilst a member of Cambridge University Christian Union. Once a member of the club, always a member.

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