Julianna Margulies Peer Pressures Friends into Supporting Ethnic Cleansing
This has been quite a week in the annals of Zionists Gone Wild. It seems like every day there’s another story about a genocidal freak showing their ass for the cameras, never thinking that they might regret all this someday. But none have been quite so eager to pull up their shirts and show off the sagging breasts of racist old white lady rage as former star of ER and The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies. Aside from her now infamous appearance on The Back Room podcast, where she offered up every stereotype of Muslims you’ve ever heard, and a few you probably haven’t (black African Muslims would probably be very surprised to find out that they are “lower than Jews,” among Muslims), she decided to go full asshole on her friends with a classic gaslighting rant. This was published in the go-to paper for those who want to write an op-ed but are burdened by the total lack of a clue: USA Today.
So, get on your scuba gear and nose plugs folks - we’re diving all the way to the bottom of this shitpile:
I want to start by saying that I love you. I think you know that I would go to any lengths to help you in a time of need, that I am fiercely loyal, and that you can always count on me. I take great pride in that because, aside from my son and husband, friendships are the most important thing to me.
For the gentiles among us, allow me to translate this sub-dialect of Yiddish known among my people as Pigeon Passive-Aggressive Jewish Mother-ese: “Do you know how much I sacrificed for you, mister? A lot! I only ever wanted the best for you. And that’s why you have to share my beliefs and biases. If you don’t, you’re both ungrateful and the cause of my incredible emotional pain. Now, you just do what you want; I’ll be over here crying into my nebulizer.”
The events in Israel have shone a light on something I never realized: You, my loving, non-Jewish friends, have no idea of the Jewish experience, of living in our shoes, of learning from the stories of our parents and grandparents. We grew up hearing about the Holocaust, when 6 million Jews were deliberately and methodically slaughtered. And so we grew up knowing that we were lucky to be alive. This fact – a miracle in itself – was drilled into us from the day we were born. We are lucky to be here! And truly that is how I feel today.
Let me get this straight; the brilliant insight that inspired this column was that your friends are choosing not to support one genocide, because they just haven’t heard enough about the other? In Hollywood???!!! Like all the non-Jews are hanging out with Tim Allen, saying, “Oh yeah, Holocaust, sounds familiar, but I don’t know the details. I guess because we don’t have all that many Jews in the entertainment business, and the ones we do have, never mention it.”
Did you know that the Jews account for only 0.2% of the world’s population? Think about that for a minute, New York City has 8 million people in it, there are only 15 million Jews worldwide.
Did you know that the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza account for only 0.07% of the world’s population? Think about that for a minute. As of mid-year, that amounted to only 5,371,230 Palestinians. Guess now that’s around 5,357,230, courtesy of the IDF. But who’s counting?
We are a tiny community. In 2011, the Israelis exchanged 1,027 Hamas prisoners for one Israeli soldier. I don’t pretend to be an expert on the Middle East conflict – I am not, it’s complicated and has been going on for years – but I just want to give you a picture of how valuable one Jewish life is, because there are so few of us.
There’s another way to look at this story. The same country that was willing to exchange 1,027 prisoners for 1 Israeli soldier, also thinks nothing of mass murdering 14,000 Palestinians (when I started writing it was 12,000), most of them women and children, in retaliation for the death of 1200 Israelis (revised down from 1400, many of whom were killed by the IDF, as it turns out). Based on these two data points, it seems that by Zionist math, the life of one Israeli is worth the lives of somewhere between 140 and 1,027 Palestinians, although the first number is sure to rise considerably.
And did you read the article you linked to here? It describes both the imprisonment of children for the crime of throwing rocks at tanks, and in another section, the mass murder of Palestinian civilians by the IDF. You’re offering this as a DEFENSE of Israel?!
This is why no one is calling, Julianna. Because if they didn’t know already, they’ve discovered post-October 7th that you’re a narcissistic dingbat who’s going to try to rope them into going on record in support of war crimes. Everyone outside of the Zionist bubble in which you dwell knows that ain’t gonna age well.
And just one final point here: In an act of particularly slimy evasion, you claim that your wittew bwain just doesn’t know a lot about the conflict because it’s been going on for “years.” You know, I am betting that the woman who founded a Holocaust education initiative and was able to pull up an article about a prisoner exchange from 12 years ago, knows plenty about this conflict. Enough to know that Israel can’t be defended on the facts and that’s why you pretend not to know them.
'It’s 2023! How is this still happening?'
I am writing this letter because I feel strongly that this is a teaching moment. You just don’t know, so let me try to explain from my perspective about how I am feeling.
Since this tragedy in Israel happened on Oct. 7, only two of my many non-Jewish friends reached out to me to see if I was OK, and let me know they were thinking of me after hearing that more than 1,200 Jews were killed. Babies, children, mothers, Holocaust survivors and civilian men were slaughtered, raped, kidnapped and tortured by the TERRORIST group Hamas.
You know, there was a secular, leftist political party in Gaza, called Fatah. It was the political arm of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) and headed by former “worst person since Hitler” Yasser Arafat. Over time, it moderated its positions, gained international credibility, and was ready to accept the right of Israel to exist. The problem with that was it made it very difficult for Israelis to continue pretending that they had no “partner for peace.” They had a partner, and the next logical step was the establishment of a Palestinian state. But Israel didn’t want the Palestinians to have a state, with all the rights, privileges, and international standing that would come with it. They never have, and that’s why they funded a group of fundamentalist Muslims to act as a counterbalance to Fatah. That group would go on to take the name-you guessed it-HAMAS. So, if you don’t like what Hamas is doing, maybe you should give Netanyahu a call.
By your inaction to reach out, I immediately thought about the Jews of the Holocaust and what that must have felt like when no one spoke out or stood up to protect them. Perhaps that is why I jump at the chance to march in Black Lives Matter protests, rally everyone I know to fight for LGBTQ+ right and sound the siren when I hear that immigrant children are being held in cages. I will always fight for the human cause because I know how valuable life is.
In the week following this horrific event, the silence on your end was deafening. My Jewish girlfriends and I huddled together, crying and trying to make sense of a world gone mad. “It’s 2023!” We said to one another, “How is this still happening?” I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, I felt sick to my stomach.
The silence continued. That’s when we all began to wonder if we were safe.
How. Fucking. Dare. You.
You do not speak for Jews. You speak for supporters of the nationalist political project commonly referred to as “Zionism.” As desperately as Zionists want to conflate those two things, they are not the same thing, as large Jewish-led groups fighting against the occupation, like Jewish Voice for Peace, and IfNotNow, demonstrate.
Much less do you speak for the victims of the Holocaust. Here are the words of Israeli filmmaker, Hadar Morag, telling the story of how her grandmother refused to accept the Devil’s bargain that Israel offered her:
"When my grandmother arrived here, after the Holocaust, the Jewish Agency promised her a house. She had nothing, her entire family was exterminated. She waited for a long time in a tent, in an extremely precarious situation. They then took her to Ajami, in Jaffa, in a beautiful beach house. She saw that on the table there were still the dishes of the Arabs who lived there and who had been kicked away. So she went back to the agency and said, take me back to the tent, I will never do to anyone else what was done to me. This is my legacy, but not everyone made that choice. How could we have become what we opposed? That's the big question."
If even some Israelis can see the parallels between what Hitler did to the Jews, and what the Zionists did to the Palestinians, where does a rich American actress get off presuming to speak on behalf of the Jewish community and to equate those with moral objections to the apartheid state of Israel with Nazi-era Germans?
As if that wasn’t enough, you follow in the footsteps of famous vagina-sayer, Amy Schumer, in trying to shame POC and members of the LGBTQ community for not taking up your cause, after you…what? Dropped a tweet? Joined a march? Made an appearance at the kind of fundraiser that everyone in Tinseltown wants to be seen at? Threw some crumbs off your table to a tax-deductible charity? What exactly did you do that makes you think members of marginalized communities are now somehow obligated to join you in defending the daily mass slaughter of women and children by an apartheid state?
If you don’t understand why people who care about those causes don’t support Israel, then you never really understood those causes in the first place. Because I have news for you sunshine: most people who spend their time truly trying to understand and break down systems of oppression are a lot more likely to see themselves in the Palestinians than in Zionist fruitcakes like you.
Who will hide us when they come for us?
Then people all over the world started weighing in and taking sides.
Sides???? There are no sides. This isn’t about sides; this was a terrorist act against Jews by Hamas. Just like the Nazis, Hamas’ main goal: to cleanse the world of Jews.
Right, so there’s this thing called “history” and it didn’t start on October 7th, 2023. For a lot of Palestinians, it started in 1948 with the Nakba, which translates as “catastrophe” in Arabic. This was the great expulsion of Arabs from their homes by the US and UK-backed Zionist invaders, most of whom were not from the region.
Naturally, when you combine that origin story with 75 years of oppression from the Israeli state in the form of checkpoints, separate roads, blockades, mass murder of civilians, and the mass imprisonment of not only adults, but children, well, you shouldn’t be surprised when the people you’ve done that to produce leaders who promise to eradicate their oppressors. Unfortunately, because most Palestinians have only dealt with the shit at the bottom of the Jewish community’s shitbarrel, as represented by sick fucks like yourself, many don’t realize that Jews and Zionists aren’t one and the same.