Apparently, in Israel it isn’t kosher to refer to the recent influenza pandemic as “swine flu” because of Jewish dietary laws that forbid the consumption (and acknowledgement?) of pork. The Israeli solution? And I quote: “We will call it Mexico flu”. Now, given that the Jewish people spent about a good millenia being blamed for every disease under the sun, you’d think the state of Israel would innoculate themselves (hah!) against such rhetoric. But alas, Mexicans have officially become the new Jews.