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Activists seek to rebrand Israel as ‘JSIL’

Twitter users compare Israel to ISIL, renaming it the ‘Jewish State of Israel in the Levant’.

The Jewish State of Israel in the Levant: that’s what a group of pro-Palestine activists are now calling Israel, in a play on words on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The hashtag #JSIL has been tweeted more than 5,200 times as Twitter users protest Israel’s actions. 

Activist Max Blumenthal first made the comparison between ISIL and Israel during the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.