Thursday, February 12, 2009


I have noticed that almost every article I have read discussing the Israeli election or politics, and many recent articles describing Jews refers to Jews as being "hawkish." I know what this word means, and I have seen it used to describe people who aren't Jewish, but it is not a common enough word to be so prevalent in articles about Jewish people. I think it's more likely that it's used very frequently because Jews are caricatured to have beaklike noses and are often portrayed as praying on the weak (ironically).

Here are some examples of what I'm saying:

The International Herald Tribune does it 3 times in one article.

Here, the weather helps as Israelis choose their next hawkish leader.

Ooh. This time, it's in the headline.

The less religious jew makes the more religious jew appear less hawkish. If only there were more less religious jews...

Just run the google news search for the word "hawkish."