Saturday Night Live has come under fire this weekend for having made the following joke: “Israel just announced it has now vaccinated half its population. I’m guessing it’s the Jewish half.”
I can understand why some people think that any criticism of the State of Israel is anti-Semitic. But how is this a criticism? I’m old enough to remember the vaccination program that was mounted when polio was making its way across Europe in 1943. I don’t remember Germany being criticised for prioritising healthy young Berliners ahead of the elderly residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.