Skip to comments.Clearing our minds of hametz
Posted on 04/18/2011 7:49:00 PM PDT by Former Fetus
In his insecure nationalists (Haaretz April 6th) Tel Aviv University Law Prof. Meni (Menachem) Mautner criticizes the Knesset for enacting a law that will deny funding to bodies that recognize Independence Day as a day of mourning.
Mautner attacks the aberrant approach of Zionists who present the conflict between Arabs and Jews from a one-dimensional Jewish angle, denying the Palestinian Arabs tragedy.
Forbidding the teaching of an Arab narrative in our schools because it considers the establishment of Israel a disaster is unfair and counterproductive, he avers. The founding of the state entailed (sic) the destruction of Arab society in this country and denying this makes the Zionist narrative... sterile.
To gain credence, Mautner recommends the Zionist story be told in a manner that pays heed to its complexity, and includes the Palestinian tragedy...
In his Politics and the English Language George Orwell lamented the politicians habit of perverting language by using newspeak, insinuating subversive meanings into seemingly innocuous words. A simple truth (is) mistaken for simplicity Shakespeare called it.
(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...
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Speaking from his position as a professor at Tel Aviv University, Mautner whines that The founding of the state entailed (sic) the destruction of Arab society in this country Does that include the hundreds of thousands of Arab and/or Islamic citizens of Israel, as well as the many Islamic Members of the Knesset? And just how does that compare to the fate of Jewish communities in nearby places like Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and yes Palestine? Heck, we all know the answer to that question.
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