The Israeli foreign ministry has asked the ultra-Orthodox Haredi Jews to please discontinue their long standing practice of spitting on Christian churches and clergy. It is a public relations embarrassment for Israel.
Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem are routinely spat upon. This has been going on for decades. Some clerics have been spat on more than a dozen times.
I first heard about this vile practice while reading Irving Kristol’s Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea. As a child, Kristol was raised to hate the goyim and spit on their churches. This goes on in America as well.
It was a real eye opener for me. I had never heard of anything like this in Alabama. Around the same time, I read David Horowitz’s autobiography, Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. In that book, Horowitz spoke several times about how he was raised to show one face to the goyim and another to his Jewish co-ethnics, and how this carried over into his communist activism.
I was stunned to see material like this in mainstream sources. I had encountered White Nationalists in cyberspace with kooky sounding conspiracy theories about Jews, but I had dismissed them out of hand.
Reading Kristol and Horowitz produced two of the first real cracks in my naive philo-Semitism. If rightwing conservative Jews are willing to lie to you and spit on you for being a Christian, what must leftwing multiculturalist Jews think of you?