It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

30 August 2009

Deal With It HFUC

In the wake of Education Minister Gideon Saar's announcement that, starting in 2010, grades 5-9 will have classes on "Jewish Tradition and Culture" ), Arab Israeli lobbyists are raising objections. This course of study is one that has been a long time coming. After all, Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people. But apparently there are some Arabs in Israel who don't think this is such a good idea.

Shocking, I know.

The High (Arab) Follow-Up Committee is threatening to strike if Zionism is to be taught in Arab schools. Committee members have declared that Arab parents will not send their children to school. The study of Zionist leaders is one of the proposed topics to be covered under this new curriculum.

Apparently HFUC (people really should look at the names of their groups before bloggers like me start calling them HFUC) has forgotten that they live in the Jewish homeland. It has been for more than 3000 years. UN Resolution 181 defines it as a Jewish state. The League of Nations recognized that all the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean is the Jewish homeland, a notion endorsed at the time by the House of Saud.

So while HFUC was okay with Israeli schools teaching about the so-called "naqba," the "tragedy" of the revival of Israel, teaching about leaders of the movement that helped make that revival possible just ain't kosher. Ironically, Arabs enjoy a higher degree of civil liberties, and political freedom in the "naqba" than any Arab run country. What a tragedy.

But what really has me puzzled is what makes the Arabs of HFUC higher than other Arabs. Is it genetics? Stilts? Platform shoes? Lifts?

Maybe they are standing on boxes in a trench.

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