Internet Furiously Reacts to Jerry Seinfeld’s Visit to Anti-Terror Fantasy Camp in West Bank
Long gone are the days when tourism meant visiting religious temples and historic wonders. Now there’s a new industry thriving in Israel called Military Tourism, because the world isn’t violent enough. A new trend of anti-terror fantasy camps have started with companies giving courses that allegedly help Israelis defend themselves against their, so called, enemies.
One of the companies that have gone viral this week is Caliber 3, located in Gush Etzion region of the Occupied West Bank. The counter-terror and security academy received a visit from famous Actor and Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, during his visit to present two sold-out performances in Menora Mivtachim Arena last week.
“The legendary Jerry Seinfeld and his family were in Caliber 3. During their visit to Israel last week, they came to us for shooting training with displays of combat, Krav Maga, assault dogs and lots of Zionism. It was great.” Camp 3 excitedly announced on their Facebook page.
According to Haaretz, Caliber 3 offers a basic package which includes a simulation of a suicide bombing in a Jerusalem marketplace, immediately followed by a stabbing attack and a live demonstration with attack dogs, and a sniper tournament. To say the backlash was horrific would be putting it mildly. Seinfeld fans as well as Palestinian activists soon took to social media to express their disappointment and disgust.
Israel is disgusting, and so is Jerry Seinfeld. pic.twitter.com/KpOHHU5PdK
— sAdBoii2o12xx (@falasteezy) January 9, 2018
Now Israel the occupier is playing the role of the victim and calling Palestinians terrorists, so they start teaching families how to kill in the name of self defense and tourism!!
Shame on you @JerrySeinfeld ! https://t.co/TCIFOH7w6J
— Noor Alhuda (@Noor_Mahmoud) January 9, 2018
hi please boycott jerry seinfeld. fuck him and fuck israel. https://t.co/uPzRjQhfjo
— madeline mae ? (@fatherqueerest) January 8, 2018
Jerry Seinfeld visiting a West Bank settlement to fantasize about taking potshots at Palestinian kids is rock bottom. i mean taking a vacation in Israel "proper" is questionable enough, but this is just beyond the pale.
— Garry Webbsite (@HenryKrinkIe) January 9, 2018
Who is the best country to do this fantasy camp? #Israel of course, the heart of #terrorism against #Palestine & @JerrySeinfeld was shamelessly enjoying it. #FreePalestine https://t.co/AmSow6Ygy1
— Omar Ghraieb?? (@Omar_Gaza) January 9, 2018
I may get banned for telling Jerry Seinfeld what I think of him. But people who were so lucky to be born in America and blessed and are traitors to it by supporting the Jewish, terrorist, supremacist state of #Israel really make my blood boil. ??
— Ekahi Ikaika (@Claudia_Kealoha) January 9, 2018
This saddens me as a long time fan of he and Larry David's show, Seinfeld. I don't know how he can walk around there and not see the Nazi style treatment of other human beings. Israel does not represent Judaism, it represents Zionism, which is terrorism. #BDS
— Heavy Metal Jesus (@alexwhiteart) January 10, 2018
Why do so many #Jews visiting #Israel feel compelled to visit Caliber 3 & Krav Maga facilities as if it’s the 21st century equivalent to a suicide rite at historic Masada? Do they feel better about themselves mimicking the killing of #Palestinians? https://t.co/xi7WsoxHei
— Khalil Jahshan (@naz548) January 8, 2018
Which #Hollywood star who wore black last night as a symbol of solidarity with all women will call out #JerrySeinfeld on behalf of #Palestinian women and girls? #TimesUp for #ApartheidIsrael! https://t.co/vklxBoVKqi
— Alexandra Halaby (@iskandrah) January 8, 2018