So Max Boot got this email:
Hello, friend. We’d like to invite you to join the Open Borders for
In recent years, policies in Israel have taken a rather xenophobic turn. Israel has constructed a border wall. Furthermore, Israel has not only turned down refugees, but even has deported African migrants. David Sheen has reported that anti-immigration protestors in Israel were shouting, “N*ggers, go home. N*ggers to Africa.” This is horrible. This must end. We demand inclusivity in Israel.
The Israeli Golan Heights could accommodate one million refugees. Why is the Israeli government refusing to take refugees? No refugees should be turned down. Israel accepting one million refugees could increase its GDP by at least 25% in addition to making it more diverse.
We need to make Israel more diverse. True, Israel is already 20% Arab, but Israel needs more diversity. It needs more Africans, and we need more black converts to Judaism. I invasion a beautiful future when the majority of Jews are in fact black Africans.
If you are a non-racist person and believe in diversity, then please join us at the Open Borders for Israel campaign. We are starting up chapters in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.
Let’s make Israel more diverse!
Boot’s response was to call it anti-Semitic. Famous for being an objective blog, we at PTT call’em as we see’em. No one can accuse us of being blind to anti-Semitism. Roissy is an (increasingly deranged) antisemite. Sailer is, well, Sailer. But we see nothing anti-Semitic in the content of that email (can’t say as much about its source, which a brief search indicates might well have unsavory origins).
The missive concerns a particular policy proposal: open borders for Israel. Now PTT has a long record of strongly opposing open borders — for Israel, the US, and any other country that cares to preserve its ethnic character; sending the email above to us would miss the mark. Someone else (say, George Soros, and lots of left-wing Israelis) might be strongly in favor of open borders world-wide and presumably would agree with every word of that proposal. Why does Max Boot react so strongly to a policy proposal? Because it exposes his hypocrisy?
To be fair, there may be a sliver of American Jews who favor open borders for thee but not for me. In line with PTT’s rough division of Jews into groups A and B, the A’s overwhelmingly oppose open borders for Israel and USA, while the B’s either don’t care or want open borders for all. We have no idea what Max Boot’s position is on US or Israeli immigration policy, but if he’s indeed a thee-but-not-me type, the email hit bullseye. His reaction indicates that this might be the case.
As a concluding remark, we have not seen any actual examples of prominent Jewish commentators explicitly advocating open borders for the US while opposing this policy for Israel. (We’ll be happy to publicize concrete examples.) Anti-Israel hypocrisy, on the other hand, hits you in the face everywhere you turn: the Wall, the occupation. Sailer, for some inexplicable reason, has never pointed this out — and so PTT will.