The newest illegal Israeli settlement

Israel’s moon launch is epic and other-worldly, but so is the world’s obsession with Israel

Real spacecraft on the moon (photo credit: SPACEIL)
Real spacecraft on the moon
(photo credit: SPACEIL)
Is it just me, or is anyone else waiting for the UN to condemn Israel for illegally occupying outer space?
Even worse, they’re planning illegal settlement expansion there – on the moon!
The Zionist regime is guilty of insolently spreading its racist message throughout the solar system!
(The expression “Am Yisrael chai” is egregiously racist, of course, because it implies all others are dead. And since when does “Yisrael” have the right to live, let alone exist?)
Moreover, their spacecraft is guilty of apartheid, since they only included a Jewish Bible, while the Koran and other holy books were excluded. What bigotry!
And why weren’t any Palestinians onboard the unmanned craft? Ethnic cleansing!!
And how dare they call it Beresheet (“In the beginning”), the name of the first book of the Hebrew Bible, which implies Jewish primacy or historical precedence? Everyone knows that “In the beginning,” there were only Palestinian Arabs! Jews are just colonizers, and now they’re attempting to colonize the moon!
Where is UNESCO to denounce this travesty?
What do those Jews think they’re doing up there, anyway?
Israel might be the fourth nation to land on the moon, but they’re the first one-and-only nation to unlawfully occupy Space Palestine in brazen violation of international law!
I’m just waiting for all the Helen Thomas’s of the world to tell those Jewish space settlers to “get the hell out of space and go back to Poland.”
Surely we’ll hear from Louis Farrakhan telling those “Jewish devils” to get the hell out of the heavens and back to hell where they belong. Good heavens!
This is all part of a devious Jewish conspiracy to dominate the Milky Way.
Yup, it’s all about those space-traveling Benjamins, baby.
And since when is Israel allowed to have spaceships while Arabs have none? They’re making a mockery of Islam.
And how dare they attempt to land on the moon? The moon belongs to Islam! Let’s not forget the “Muslim Crescent!” Those moon-landing Jews are guilty of shameless cultural appropriation!
Israel is just trying to gain sympathy from space enthusiasts... Israelis are guilty of space-washing!
There they go again, trying to hypnotize the world. And now they’re trying to hypnotize the moon too!
Furthermore, Israel will now undoubtedly be accused of displacing the indigenous lunar inhabitants. Even though it hasn’t been proven whether extraterrestrial life even exists anywhere, it doesn’t matter. It certainly won’t be the first time that Israel has been accused of displacing a non-existent indigenous ehtno-national identity.*
The Zionist entity’s presence on the moon is illegitimate! Israel doesn’t belong in the Middle East, or anywhere else in the universe!
These celestial settlers cannot possibly be humanized! (Never mind the fact that there are no humans on board).
The only way out of this cosmic impasse is a “Two-Moon Solution.”
Surely all lunar-conscious progressives ought to step up their BDS efforts to protest this deplorable lunar apartheid.
Speaking of lunar, isn’t this lunacy all too familiar?
Sure sounds like loony tunes to me, but the scary thing is, earthlings are buying it! Yikes.
Kibitzing aside, let me conclude with a quote from kiddush levana, a blessing traditionally recited over a waxing moon: “Just as I leap toward you yet cannot touch you, so too may all our enemies and their rhetoric be unable to touch us harmfully.”
Mazal tov to Israel for this epic and heavenly achievement!
The author is a Chabad rabbi, blogger and published author, who lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, with his family.