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Op-Ed: Israeli Children at Play
Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Philip Brodie

Posted on 06/28/2012 1:59:09 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

This is a fifteen second marathon.


Look at this picture. What do you see? Eight children; or is it seven? Can you tell?

What are they doing? Well, the four on the right look like they’ve started to race. You can even tell by their body positions that this isn’t going to be a jog; it’s an all-out sprint. The others, meanwhile, look like late-starters. They’re already behind. The boy closest to you, wearing a green shirt, appears to have decided to drop his bike to join the race.

Will he be last to finish?

Who’s last in this picture, that boy in green—or the boy on the far left? It’s hard to tell. The angle of the photo doesn’t allow an accurate assessment. Will it matter who is last? No, because no one is keeping score— not for this race.

Look again at the boy in green. Notice how exaggerated his right arm motion seems. His body position suggests urgency. Is he trying not to fall, is he simply accelerating as quickly as possible—or both? He certainly seems to be in a hurry. Shouldn’t someone have given him a fairer start?

You might say that because this picture comes to you from Israel, this is how Israeli boys play—unorganized, randomly and perhaps unfairly; that sounds so Israeli, doesn’t it?

Look at the boy on the far right. Do you recognize that body language? It’s the body position of someone who is serious about starting a sprint.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kids; missiles; negev; race

1 posted on 06/28/2012 1:59:15 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Is the? Entire article in the? Abbreviated interrogative tense?

2 posted on 06/28/2012 3:06:57 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra

Oy vey! It’s grammar questions you’re asking me now?

3 posted on 06/28/2012 3:23:48 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Eleutheria5

BUMP! Rockets land on Israel every day and it never makes the mainstream media. You will never hear the word “Sderot” in the world news... But if a white guy punches a black guy in Mississippi, reporters swarm from all over the world.


4 posted on 06/28/2012 3:27:53 AM PDT by golux
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To: Eleutheria5
Here. It makes more sense when you put in this paragraph near the end of the article:

Look again at the picture. These boys run for their lives because, in the middle of their play, a siren has begun to wail—a loud, unnerving ear-splitting (even frightening) wail. They understand the meaning of that wail: once that siren sounds, they have fifteen seconds before an incoming rocket, fired by Jew-hating Muslims in Gaza, hits the ground. No one knows where the rocket is. No one knows where it will land. No one stops to look up, to see if he can spot the rocket’s trajectory. There’s no time.

5 posted on 06/28/2012 4:17:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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Could be Brits during the blitz

6 posted on 06/28/2012 5:08:21 AM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, take him on a car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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