Anne Frank is popular with the Israeli left

Jewish heroines Anne Frank and Hana Senesh have only one thing in common with Ahed Tamimi: all three appear in Yehonatan Geffen's obscene poem.

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The also popular (with the enlightened Left) writer Yehonatan Geffen, wrote a poem comparing the Israeli soldier-slapping teen Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank and Hana Senesh.

You recall that a few weeks ago we were treated to the sight of this Arab ("Palestinian) teen and her family accosting and humiliating an Israeli officer as he stood and absorbed the blows and curses.

Ahed Tamimi is now a legend in her own time. A legend and a hero, not only to those who openly yearn for the day that they will murder and dispossess us but also to some of own Jewish "elites" and "progressives".

I understand the Arabs desire. Well, I don't exactly understand but I am not surprised.

However, I have not yet figured out what makes some of our own, especially the more "sophisticated" and talented ones, use their talents and influence to aid our enemies.

Imagine Anne Frank or Chana Senesh assaulting and cursing a German soldier. What would have happened? Does this thought escape Mr. Gefen and his very smug crowd?

What was he thinking? What do they think or whatever you want to call the process?

Certainly, he understands the difference. He must!!

Does he really think that our humiliated officer who walked away from his young tormentor was as evil as a German soldier whom Anne Frank would not dare to even look in the eye?

Does he truly equate our presence in biblical Judea and Samaria which is also a base for Jew-killing terrorists, to the Nazi occupation and rape of Europe?

Does he really? Really, does he?

Yehonatan Gefen is not alone of course. His buddies always try to outdo each other.

A few years ago  PLO leader  Marwan Barghouti was arrested and tried for the murder of thirty-seven Jews. Outside the courtroom was another old warrior of the Left, Uri Avnery yelling,"the intifada will win"! Did the thirty-seven fellow Jews and their families enter his thoughts at all?

In the courtroom, Barghouti's lawyer, Mr. Shamai Leibowitz (grandson of Professor Leibowitz who coined the phrase, Judeonazi for IDF soldiers)  compared his client to none other than Moses! He saw them both as equal leaders of their people in the quest for national liberation.

Was this just theatrics or do those people really believe this stuff?

Award-winning Israeli authors visit the mass murderer, Barghouti in his cell and adoringly grant him autographed copies of their latest works.
Is it just me or is there something wrong here?

In this week;s Torah portion of "Beshalach", the Jewish nation finally leaves Egypt after centuries of bitter enslavement. Along with the Jews, there were also Egyptians who wanted to latch on to the new winners.

Moses allowed them to come along. A major mistake.

Our sages tell us that it was they who agitated and led a series of protests and rebellion against Moses and God in the desert. They tell us further that it was their seed who pop up throughout our history to betray our people and take the side of our tormentors and persecutors.

In my study of our history, I find that indeed in every generation there are in fact Jews who do just that. Are they really the descendants of the "Mixed multitude" - "Erev Rav" that made so much trouble for Moses?

I do not know.

I also do not know what makes Mr. Geffen and company tick. Yes, self-hating Jew is the obvious answer. But what creates this illogical, cruel, loathsome ever-present phenomenon?

Until someone gives me a logical answer to this historical phenomenon of self-loathing, I am forced to go with the Erev Rav theory.