Orit Arfa, the creator and star of the video, is an American-Israeli writer and Times of Israel and LA Jewish Journal blogger living in Ariel, Israel, who sees a kindred spirit in the infamous pop singer.
TimesofIsrael “In a deviant world where good is hailed as evil and evil is hailed as good, perhaps good people in this world must find the most unlikely of allies, like Miley, who probably experiences as much world censure as individual Jews whose only crime is making a peaceful, loving home in the Biblical heartland,” Arfa tells The Times of Israel in an interview.
She says she was inspired by Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” which she turned in to “Jews Can’t Stop.” For example:
“It’s our land, we do what we want.
This is our home, this is our rules.
Can’t you see it’s we who own the land, can’t you see it’s we who take a stand.”
Arfa contends that political leaders “torpedo normalized relations between Jews and Arabs in the West Bank,” and that left alone, the two national groups would figure out how to live and prosper together. But she clarifies that she doesn’t think that is going to happen any time soon, if ever. In the meantime, she believes Israel must retain control of the West Bank.
“As it now stands, Israel is the country that is more suited to ensure, inspire or install humane civil law throughout…The corrupt and oppressive Palestinian Authority…is not suited in its current state, as most totalitarian Arab governments in this region, to ensure stability, peace, advancement and freedom for its own people, let alone Jews.”
Arfa believes the time has come for Israeli Jews, particularly settlers, to speak their mind. “Jews are especially concerned with how they are perceived and being politically correct,” she says. “I think what many people need to get over is the fear of what other people think.”