Television networks on both sides of the US-Canada border are pulling an episode of Canadian hospital drama Nurses out of circulation following criticism from Jewish human rights groups, calling the plot harmful and anti-Semitic.
The episode focuses on the dilemma of an Orthodox Jewish man (literally named Israel) who needs a bone graft from a donor. His father expresses horror that doctors might derive the graft “from anyone — an Arab, a woman?” Israel refuses to allow the doctors to provide him with a graft from “a goyim leg.”
It’s an ugly scenario, to be sure. It combines all the anti-scientific obstinacy of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ blood donor refusals or the near-religious mania of some anti-vaxxers. But it’s even worse, because the substance of the concern has hate and disgust at its heart. The characters appear to find some people so inherently beneath them, to accept any part of them — even a remnant of their bones — would be a fate worse than death.
whenever my agnostic brothers are talking about things jewish, i think its always right to throw a few "plain as nose on your face" facts into the mix. like this one: ALL THE AMERICAN LYNCHING DEATHS, FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT DAY, DONT EQUAL THE DEATH TOLE OF ONE AFTERNOON AT AUSWITZ, AND THEN OVER AND OVER, ROUGHLY A 1 HOUSAND MORE DAYS, 1942 TO 1945. ...... THE FIRST OVERT POLITICAL ACT OF THE PALESTINIANS, IN THE EARLY 1950S, WAS A SEA RAID WHERE THEY MURDERED 24 JEWISH CHILDREN IN A SCHOOL HOUSE . maybe the old man should be given a pass on his arab hatred.