Ezri Tubi, spokesperson for the Samaria community of Yitzhar, released a video on Wednesday debunking the claims of Robert Cohen, a former editor of the New York Times who happens to be Jewish.
Cohen claimed that Palestinian Arabs ride around in “donkey carts” on “dirt roads” to their orchards, while Jews ride in fancy cars on modern highways nearby – so Tubi drove through the Arab village of Huwara located near his home to test the ex-editor’s claims.
What Tubi found were luxury cars made by Mercedes-Benz and other leading makers, driven by Arab residents on clean paved roads.
“Recently I find myself growing very interested in the processes occurring in the public opinion of Jews in the US,” said Tubi. “When I saw these lies said by this Jew eaten up by hate I was so angry. How can one lie like that? Anyone who drives on the roads in Judea and Samaria can’t help but notice the fancy luxury cars of the Arabs.”
By filming the routine traffic in Huwara, Tubi sought to make his point about the actual conditions in the region.
The spokesperson has been releasing a series of videos defending Israel from those seeking to delegitimize it, including his version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” rebutting Israel’s critics, and a video against “J Street Jews.”
Tubi is raising funds online in a head-start campaign to continue his efforts to fight Israel’s opponents through his videos.