No, that’s not a self-hating epithet. For an explanation, behold:
Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested a suspected Mossad spy when they captured a vulture.
The bird, tagged at Tel Aviv University for a science study, flew into Saudi territory, where it was nabbed, according to Haaretz News Service.
The bird was wearing a transmitter and leg bracelet as part of a migration research project, but the tags bore the words ‘Tel Aviv University’ and prompted suspicion.
Residents and local reporters told Saudi Arabia’s Al-Weeam newspaper that the Israeli bird seemed as though it could be a ‘Zionist plot.’
To paraphrase Joseph Conrad: “The lunacy! The lunacy!”