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Friday, October 19, 2007

Breaking news

It has been reported that Agriculture Minister Shalom Simchon issued a statement that he planned "to fight the destruction of olive trees belonging to Palestinians by Jewish settlers.*

In unrelated news, Israel's Tourism Minister addressed Christian concerns about visiting the holy land saying he "will do everything in my power to stop religious Jews from using the blood of Christian babies in the manufacturing of traditional Matzoh for Passover". **

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Posted by David Bogner on October 19, 2007 | Permalink


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Vat? Is it Purim already???

Posted by: Account Deleted | Oct 19, 2007 11:26:59 AM


It took me a few seconds to understand this post. Now I get it (no, I really do!), but please!--have mercy on your fans that are not as fully evolved as you are.....

Shabbat Shalom!

Posted by: Baila | Oct 19, 2007 11:48:34 AM

Yeah, well, you know, we just can't help ourselves sometimes; we just have to destroy our own olive trees. It's a Jewish thing. I can't believe any of our friendly neighbors would ever harm an olive tree, though.

Posted by: tnspr569 | Oct 19, 2007 3:04:51 PM

In other unrelated news, the Palestinian foreign minister promised to put a halt to all suicide bombings -

Whoops! Just kidding about that last one! Everyone knows that Palestinian olive trees are more important than Jewish babies.

Posted by: psachya | Oct 19, 2007 4:10:53 PM

Was that some kind of joke?

(Pardon the question, but lately my sense of humor has been deteriorating rapidly!)

Posted by: Irina | Oct 19, 2007 9:58:44 PM


Dovid Dovid Dovid some of us are eating lunch when we read this!

Posted by: Back of the Hill | Oct 19, 2007 10:44:53 PM

Hey, I personally want to thank you all for laying off the baby-blood thing for awhile... my 5-year-old was looking a bit wan, what with all the sneaking into his room in the middle of the night for fresh supplies and all.

Posted by: wrymouth | Oct 21, 2007 9:12:01 AM

a. ... I wish. It seems that our dear politicians will do anything to get into the news... and repeating discredited blood libels about evil settlers uprooting Palestinian olive orchards is guaranteed to make the front page.

Baila... And here I thought I was actually devolving under the weight of such governmental stupidity. :-)

tnspr569... I once challenged a friend who buys into this whole 'settlers out of control' thing to a contest. I told him that if he could come up with even three documented cases of settlers uprooting Palestinian olive trees I would take him to dinner at the restaurant of his choice. He hasn't called to collect so I'm assuming my file of dozens of documented cases of Palestinians vandalizing their own orchards (always after the harvest) and blaming i on the settlers is really what is going on out there.

psachya... The sad part is that few of the people in charge 'over there' would understand the implied joke in your comment. To them it isn't even close.

Irina... Sorry, I should have added my irony tags as usual. I just fired off this post after seeing one of our fearless leaders repeating one of the Palestinian's favorite blood libels. It makes me crazy that the old 'repeat a lie often enough and people assume it's the truth' tactic is aided so often by our own leaders. How the hell do we expect anyone outside of Israel to take up Israel's cause when the government is often the first to repeat the lies told about us.

Back of the Hill... Sorry. Didn't account for the time difference. :-)

wrymouth... Don't thank me... I'm a giver. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Oct 21, 2007 9:53:01 AM

Hey, I thought the Jews used Muslim babies' blood for Matzoh! When did they switch to Christians?

Posted by: Lynn | Oct 22, 2007 10:20:52 PM

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