So Who are these Scary A-rabs?
The title of this writing is deliberately racist and insulting! (Presuming that you keep reading) my hope is that you, the reader, will understand the Irony of the Title, and some of both why I've titled this writing as I did, as well as the meaning of this writing.
We were having a relaxing time at a small outdoors bar on an island off of Washington State. The bartender was friendly. All was well until her fateful words. The conversation cntered around a second hand store. B potentially would have bought a pocket bag there. The bartender said something like: "They have nice stuff there. Don't accept the price stated. You can easily Jew Down the price".
B is a Black, Female, Queer Identified Jew. The bartender probably never understood the impact of her words, nor that anyone could take offense with them. We were impacted by perceived Anti-Semitism (even if unintended) as B said: "Let's get the bill and leave right away".
My writing which follows relates to the Palestinian People - as well as some whose religion is Muslim, who may be from the Middle East, but not be Palestinian.
March 3, 2019's evening was amazing, amazing! Several Palestinian-American men came over to the (single) Jewish (Voice for Peace) Table. They individually talked with me for a few minutes, thanking me for being there! They didn't need to do this. They respected me for being amongst the 300 or so devout Muslims - Palestinian-Americans at their annual dinner. A link and a picture from my writing about this wonderful evening are below.