How many Jewish countries can you spot on this map?
NASRADDIN HODJA is a Turkish folk hero, whose life stories of humour and wit I heard from my mother at appropriate moments. Here is one story I remember, which is pertinent to this post. I will let my discerning reader to make the necessary connection:
One day Nasraddin Hodja was arrested and brought before a judge, for stealing a horse.
Nasraddin, said the judge, whatever has come over you? Why did you steal that horse?
Nasraddin, wiping his tears, said with a quavering voice:
But I'm innocent, Your honour, completely innocent. I was walking down the street and I saw a rope lying on the ground. Just a piece of rope, lying there. I picked it up and took it with me. How wasI to know that the end of the rope was tied to a horse?
..... where antisemitism masquerades as "criticism of Israel":
Read and enjoy the pictures, here.
When a sign says : "Fuck Israel", with the "s" replaced by a swastika, is this a legitimate criticism of Israel's policies vis-a-vis the Palestinians, or is it a campaign of hatred aiming at the elimination of the Jewish state?
When poor, suffering, hapless, innocent Palestinians are compared to Jewish Holocaust victims, does this constitute a call for peace, or an incitement for more violence?
What is the peaceful resolution advanced by the organizers of such a hatefest? What are they advocating? What are they offering by way of solving the conflict?
What are they hoping to gain from their "Palestine awareness Week"?