They call it the Palestine Exception. Its the belief that being Palestinian enables you to use your eternal victimhood as a "get out of jail free" card to evade any moral or civic responsibility. Reem Assil, proprietor of an Oakland bakery decorated with a mural of a convicted Jew-killer uses it like a master. Faced with negative crowd-sourced reviews for her Oakland restaurant, Reem denounces them as "racist" targeting her "Arab owned business" and mobilized a response.
Reports of dirty restrooms? There are zionists afoot.
Small portions? Only a zionist would complain.
Cold, bland food? Only a jealous Zionist would make that claim.
The Palestine Exception means criticizing cold coffee is "racist", if its served in an Arab owned business.
The Palestine exception means never having to take personal responsibility for your actions.
David Jaber takes Reem's bait, and explains how to "drill down" and report the profiles
The Palestinian Exception means that Israel haters across the world have rushed to Reems defense, linked by their common hatred of the Zionist entity. Emma Rosenthal freely admits she has never eaten in Reem's restaurant. yet posts a review, in violation of Yelps' terms of agreement. And yes, Emma Rosenthal calls unapologetic Jew Killer Rasmea Odeh, "a hero"
Within days of the Reem initiated manipulation, many of the negative reviews had vanished from Yelp. This form of blatant manipulation dilutes the Yelp brand, and makes all their reviews suspect.
The way to win in Reem Assil's world is to Cry "Zionist" and let loose the dogs of war.