Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Two Biggest Mysteries of Israeli History
1. Candidate for the Stupidest Academic of the Year:
Yonatan Mendel, from the Department of Politics (as in Neve Gordon) from Ben Gurion "University" for his quote in Haaretz today:
'If the status quo continues, then "peace in exchange for peace" - the current Israeli slogan - is a falsehood. First and foremost because it ignores the fact that even when things are quiet in Israel, in Gaza the frustration builds, and secondly because it hides from Israelis the fact that as long as Gaza despair is not replaced with hope there can never be peace.'
(Since the hope of the Gazans is to ship all the Jews off to death camps, Mendel does not want them to suffer from their hope being frustrated!)
2, The following are the two most mysterious unanswered questions from Israeli history:
1. How could it be that, after the fiasco of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Israeli Labor Party did not instantly disintegrate and disappear altogether and permanently from the political map of the country?
2. How could it be that, after the fiasco of the Oslo "Accords" in 1994, the Israeli Labor Party did not instantly disintegrate and disappear altogether and permanently from the political map of the country?
3. After its success in launching thousands of rockets at the Jews from Gaza, "Peace Now" has plans for yet another success in its battle against the existence of Israel:
The heads of Peace Now have recently declared that "Withdrawal is still a good idea." Kind of a shame that their fathers did not think the same thing....
A play on words in Hebrew. The "Peace Now" organization is called "Shalom Achshav" in Hebrew, adapted to: "Shalom Ach-Shav – "Futile Peace"
4. Ah yes, Sweden, the country that was too cowardly to pick a side in either World War. The country that shipped iron ore to Hitler to build his tanks.