I dunno, this is a tough one for me. As somebody who used to play basketball in a Catholic league, I used to be part of a team that sometimes had pennies thrown at us when we played away games. I presume this has something to do with the stereotype of Jews being money lovers/grubbers.
Czech Republic tv has been running an ad depicting an Orthodox Jew who was (not spitting at anybody, and) negotiating a price with the retail seller who supposedly works for the company running the ad. He negotiates the price down 80% (I’d hire this guy in a second) and then walks away mumbling that it wasn’t enough.
The Israeli ambassador immediately got on the Stop Antisemitism Red Alert Phone and managed to get the ad pulled off the air. However, the company spokesman did not apologize for the ad and claimed it was actually a positive depiction of a skillful negotiator as Jews are clearly depicted in plenty of literature.
This one confuses me a bit. Any opinions?