Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Israeli Children at Play
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 theyve started to race. You can even tell by their body positions that this isnt going to be a jog; its an all-out sprint. The others, meanwhile, look like late-starters. Theyre 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?
Whos last in this picture, that boy in greenor the boy on the far left? Its hard to tell. The angle of the photo doesnt 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 possibleor both? He certainly seems to be in a hurry. Shouldnt someone have given him a fairer start?
You might say that because this picture comes to you from Israel, this is how Israeli boys playunorganized, randomly and perhaps unfairly; that sounds so Israeli, doesnt it?
Look at the boy on the far right. Do you recognize that body language? Its the body position of someone who is serious about starting a sprint.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
Is the? Entire article in the? Abbreviated interrogative tense?
Oy vey! It’s grammar questions you’re asking me now?
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.
It’s a DAMNED SHAME.
Look again at the picture. These boys run for their lives because, in the middle of their play, a siren has begun to waila 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 rockets trajectory. Theres no time.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Could be Brits during the blitz
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