My Mideast Punchlines: mass psychosis?

Israeli search and rescue personnel believe that a British tourist missing in the southern Negev desert is suffering from “Jerusalem Syndrome,” a psychotic condition that can overwhelm people visiting Israel with delusions about God or prominent religious figures. The Daily Telegraph updates the latest on the search for the 29-year-old Oliver McAfee, last seen in late November.

The search team discovered a series of pages ripped from the Bible carefully weighed down with rocks in the area where he was last seen. Other handwritten notes quoting Bible verses were also discovered.

Personally, I believe that the vast majority of Jerusalem’s adherents to orthodox religion succumb to Jerusalem Syndrome the moment they suckle at the breast of their parents’ indoctrination.



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