Ministry of Absorption Controversy: What Do YOU Think?
A few weeks ago a ton of controversy erupted surrounding a video campaign by Israel’s Ministry of Absorption promoting aliya among Israeli expatriots (AKA Yordim). Many infuriated American Jews claimed that these videos are a “demonstration of Israeli contempt for American Jews”* and the Ministry of Absorption abruptly canceled the campaign.
I personally thought these videos were really powerful and poignant. The American children and husband in the videos are completely ignorant about the Israeli family member’s Israeli-ness. But why is portraying that painful reality “Israeli contempt for American Jews.” I can’t really understand what all the controversy is about.
What do YOU think of these videos, JewishMOMs?
*Quotation from Jeffrey Goldberg