Nothing spells “Israel” and “cultural appropriation” as good as a camel roaming the quads in celebration of Israel Appreciation Day.
The brilliant folks over at Highlanders for Israel as well as the Hillel chapter of the University of California – Riverside thought it would be a cool idea to bring to campus not just any old camel but a “LIVE CAMEL” for a rare “CAMEL OPPORTUNITY”, the first of its kind at this university.
According to the Facebook event page description, “it isn’t a real Israeli experience if you don’t ride a camel”.
A thorough search of declassified documents and archived testimonials reveals that exactly zero Israeli soldiers and paramilitary groups rode camels on their way to evict Palestinians from their homes in the late 1940s. The search also reveals that a grand total of zero Israeli soldiers launched air strikes in missile-equipped camels, that the same number of Israelis used camels in building the wall cutting through the West Bank, and that a whopping zero camels currently operate each of Israel’s checkpoints and border crossings. [Read more...]