Activists seek to rebrand Israel as ‘JSIL’

aljazeera.com: Twitter users compare Israel to ISIL, renaming it the ‘Jewish State of Israel in the Levant’.

The Jewish State of Israel in the Levant: that’s what a group of pro-Palestine activists are now calling Israel, in a play on words on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The hashtag #JSIL (link is external) has been tweeted more than 5,200 (link is external) times as Twitter users protest Israel’s actions.

Activist Max Blumenthal (link is external) first made the comparison (link is external) between ISIL and Israel during the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

Online, Rania Khalek expanded on Blumenthal’s comparison, encouraging others to add on using #JSIL.

Read More:
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201409302100-0024192
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