Bay Area Outrage

Abraham Miller gives us a peek at the descent into anti-Israel and anti-Semitic leftism that has gripped the Jewish community of the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest outrage was the Jewish Film Festival, at which the latest work of Simone Bitton, Rachel, was featured. Miller explains the background and the scene at the anti-Israel propaganda fest:

Simone Bitton is a French-Israeli director who numbers among the 479 Israelis who called for a complete boycott of Israel during the Israel Defense Forces incursion into Gaza to stop rockets from exploding in Sderot.

(AFSC, you may recall, hosted a dinner in New York for Ahmadinejad in September 2008.) Those who attended the festival report that it predictably turned into a virulently anti-Israel and anti-Semitic crowd. The audience jeered a pro-Israel speaker and rooted for those boycotts and sanctions against Israel. A friend relates via e-mail that there were Nazi salutes and “Sieg Heil” screams. (Ron Radosh has more here.)