Simone Zimmerman could be the type of millennial to help save Judaism from a Zionist takeover.
She is the 25 year old young woman who was unceremoniously booted from the Bernie Sanders campaign as a jewish outreach coordinator for some negative comments about the hapless Netanyahu who appears to be driving Israel into an ultimate outlier on the international stage.
Here is Zimmerman last year on a Facebook rant: for Netanyahu was “an arrogant, deceptive, cynical, manipulative asshole. He is the embodiment of the ugliest national hubris and tone-deafness towards the international community. F**k you.”
After effing up Bibi, Zimmerman erased her comment (what the hell she was 24!) from Facebook 10 hours later but alas the damage was done and the zionist thought police pounced on her and went full bore at Sanders.
Peter Beinart, a liberal Zionist and regular contributor to many Jewish publications wrote: Perhaps Simone chose the wrong words. Perhaps she should have called Netanyahu “one of the most obnoxious individuals you’re going to come into – just a liar and a cheat,” as former Clinton administration press secretary Joe Lockhart did. Or she could have simply called him a “liar,” like former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Or she could have used the term popular in the British foreign office: “armored-plated bullshitter.” Or she could have called him a “corrupt individual, a contentious liar who is ruining everything that is good about our society.” Those words came from Leah Rabin.
Zimmerman’s trajectory from young Zionist defender of Israel fell apart when she came to Berkeley and met Palestinians—which most israelis and American jews never do.She had to confront the ugly face of Zionism as Beinart described “interactions that made them confront the human consequences of holding millions of people as non-citizens, without free movement, under military law, for almost fifty years.
Something had to give: Zionism or biblical Torah justice.
More next time.