Remember that bonkers and frankly dubious story about the Jewish doctor, Lisa Rosenberg, who got kicked off a JetBlue flight a couple of weeks ago for getting into a verbal altercation with a Palestinian passenger about the conflict in Gaza? Well, buckle your seat belts dear readers, because there is some CRAY CRAY turbulence up ahead. Turns out the alleged “Palestinian” passenger is actually Jewish—and she’s Menachem Begin’s third cousin.
The New York Post reports that the unnamed passenger revealed her the truth of her identity (uh, minus her name) “in a confessional phone call to Rosenberg’s office last week.” Oh, to have been a fly on that wall. She is from Brooklyn—Brooklyn!—which, as we all know, is the main source of the world’s self-righteous political pontificating. (It’s OK you guys, I can say that because I’m a Jewish political pontificator from Brooklyn.)
“I told you at the time I was Palestinian because I wanted you to stop your rant. If I said I was Jewish, you wouldn’t have stopped,” the woman told Rosenberg, who recorded the conversation. “I shouldn’t have said it, but I did.”
The woman also denied calling Rosenberg a “Zionist pig,” as the outraged doctor later told reporters. “I’m more Zionist than you’ll ever be,” she told Rosenberg. “My third cousin was Menachem Begin.”
She told The Post, “Like most people, I wish Israel and Palestine could find a way to coexist peacefully.”
New York Post, you may now drop your mic and exit the stage. We have hit peak mishegas.