What uncircumcised penises and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have in common

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which continues to rage and kill and divide and destabalize the world, is tragic and overwhelming.


Luckily, we are here to help. Katie Halper (hey it's me, writing this post) and Heather Gold bring you the weekly show Morning Jew, in which we look at the headlines and  ask the question that all Jews ask themselves but rarely ask out loud, let alone on video: "Is the news good for the Jews?" We are committed to finding the Jewish angle to any story, regardless of whether the angle actually exists.

But, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is no shortage of Jewish angles. So, we present to you our shandeh of the week, an Israeli academic said,

The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped.

Fear not. We also bring you a mensch of the week, who also wins the MJAAUHA  (The Morning Jew Award for Appropriate Use of the Holocaust in an Analogy). And he's not even Jewish! But he mights as well be, because he knows something about Jewish history most-non-Jews don't.

We explore the surpising similarity between uncircumcised penises and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, try to make the case for Palestinian rights in Yiddish, and explain how and why the U.S. created the current refugee crisis. 

Also, Katie is thinking about becoming the next Jewish First Lady of Massachusetts. The IDF probably isn't happy about being Retweeted by a sociopath's brother. And #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies! 

So... Jews and gentiles, enjoy. And see Jew next week!