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Clearing our minds of hametz
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/18/2011 | DANIEL DORON

Posted on 04/18/2011 7:49:00 PM PDT by Former Fetus

In his “insecure nationalists” (Ha’aretz 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 ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; palestine; zionism
Excellent reading. And to our Jewish friends: "Chag Sameach". Have a blessed Pesach!
1 posted on 04/18/2011 7:49:05 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Chag Sameach to you too! Have a blessed Pesach!


2 posted on 04/18/2011 7:51:24 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Former Fetus
Seems I've heard this nauseating song again and again.
The gist of it is, "It's wrong to unreservedly celebrate the birth of your nation. Furthermore, failure to financially support the opposite side (which believes the existence of your nation is a dismal tragedy), is equal to censorship."

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.

God bless Isreal -- from a believer in Christ!

3 posted on 04/18/2011 11:03:34 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Borders, laws and language are what define us (USA) as a country. Let's guard them well.)
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4 posted on 04/19/2011 4:50:41 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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