January 20, 2007

A Jewish kafiyeh

It's been four decades since the barbarian Yasser Arafat made the black and white kafiyeh scarf the symbol of palestinian nationalism when it became part of the mass murderer's daily wardrobe. Now, two Israeli entrepreneurs have repackaged the scarf with a distinctly Zionist motif, in the hope that their countrymen will adopt it as a patriotic fashion accessory. Unlike the black and white scarf favored by the mouldering Arafat, or the red and white version common in Jordan, the Israeli kafiyeh features sky-blue coloring. The scarf pattern is miniature Stars of David, while border stripes mimic the stripes on the Israeli flag.