Many of you may have seen the hilarious “XtraNormal” videos on YouTube such as One Professor’s Fantasy, So You Want to go to Law School, and my personal favorite So you Want to Get a PHD in Political Science. Well, I was watching a few of these funny videos the other day and several new ones popped up. One was called Israel Apartheid Week. I got my hopes up that it would be in support of IAW. Boy was I wrong. The author of this one is “HonestReportingVideo” which sounds like an Israel lobby astroturfing group if I ever saw one.
The character in the video tells the foolish child who wants to protest Israel apartheid how ignorant he really is. He makes it clear that Israel is not an apartheid state because there are “Arab members of the government in Israel” and “Did you know that Arabs and Jews are both patients and doctors in all Israeli hospitals?” (there were a few black doctors during Jim Crow also.)
Naturally such nonsense propaganda bothered me, so I set out to create my own video using the XtraNormal software. This is the result: A Conversation About Israeli Apartheid.