Activists seek to rebrand Israel as 'JSIL'

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

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  1. Russell Tribunal on Palestine - Ken Loach, Roger Waters
  2. Online, Rania Khalek expanded on Blumenthal's comparison, encouraging others to add on using #JSIL.
  3. Just as Muslims said ISIL’s actions were #NotInMyName, Blumenthal went on to condemn Israel's relationship to Judaism. 
  4. Others tweeted their assent. 
  5. Some using the hashtag couched Israel’s public relations campaigns in the language frequently used to talk about ISIL recruitment.

  6. Others satirically asked whether the United States would come to the aid of Palestinians.
  7. But the hashtag did generate backlash as well, with many online saying it was simply a distraction.
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