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The Sad Israeli Campaign

The aborted pr campaign is unfortunate in so many ways.

Published: January 14, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 66

(49) Anonymous, January 29, 2012 5:17 PM

It is sad

It's sad that this is even an issue... Israel is a beautiful country, but perhaps it's not for everyone, and that's perfectly okay! Let people make up their own minds about it, it's their life after all. Jews are jews no matter where they are. And living in Israel doesn't necessarily mean that one is more religious. There are orthodox and secular jews in both places, and there really shouldn't be a problem with that. I am VERY zionist, and I do believe Israel is a glorious place, but it is okay if not everyone agrees with me.

(48) Jerry Meents, January 25, 2012 4:51 PM

Poor publick relations

Israel is a great country and has so much going for them, but they need to upgrate there publick relations and propaganda. The Palestinians do a better job to get the world behind them, than Israel.

(47) alicia, January 24, 2012 11:05 PM

I agree with lori

it is sad! I'm not Jewish but I love Israel and I think everyone should visit there so they too can fall in love with this blessed land

(46) J. Baum, January 24, 2012 3:07 PM

Istael's campaign insulting Israelis back to Israel

I am Israeli, at least by birth. Been residing in the US since age 13, for 47 years. To both my kids, daughter 28 and son 25, I am ABBA!!! Not daddy, as the ad implies. We celebrate Chanukah, not Christmas and Chanukah as many assimilated Jews do. I insure my kids know they are Jews, the offsprings of an Israeli, and if and when they choose to go to Israel, they will need their Israeli passport, along with all the other bureaucratic nonsense Israel is notorious for. We are Jewish Americans, where the abba happens to be born in Israel.

(45) Uri Karzen, January 21, 2012 10:20 PM

Israeli or American?

As a veteran Oleh of 30 years, I understand the target audience of that campaign. It was not the Israel who is consciously trying to assimilate. They are relatively a small percentage. The average Israeli will move to the US to try his luck in the "Golden Medina". He has heard stories, maybe has a cousin who hit it rich there. But his concience is telling him that it is only temporary, until he makes some money. They are very aware and proud of their belonging to the Jewish state, even if they are not religious. But eventually they become settled in, perhaps marrying an American. Then they realize that they are becoming too settled in the US. The ads targeted them. The American Jewish reaction was pathetic. It isn't pleasant having the truth put in your face.

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