Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Archipelago of Eastern Palestine

Thanks to a tipster, Phil Weiss (Mondoweiss) has an imaginary map "showing the fragmentation of the West Bank under Israeli occupation - an archipelago of disconnected islands". Go look see...

Which reminds me of an old anti-Zionist joke.

A not too political Arab and a Jewish anti-Zionist share a couple of drinks in a bar.

Arab: so tell me, what's the Israeli flag all about?

AZ Jew: well, you know about the Star of David, don't you?

Arab: yeah, but what about the blue lines?

AZ Jew: well, the line at the bottom symbolises the Jordan river, you with me on that?

Arab: sure, but what about the top line?

AZ Jew: depends on the Zionist interpretation: could be the Mediterranean Sea, could be the Suez Canal or could be the Litani river!

Jackie Mason on Sharon and the West Bank:

"Did you hear? Ariel Sharon is a man of peace. You don't believe me? He's a man of peace, I tell you. He's promised to give the whole of the West Bank back. All of it. Completely. Just not right now because its all in his wife's name!"

Jackie mason on performing in Egypt and the West Bank:

"I performed in Egypt the other week. Exact same show, same jokes. Dead silence. Anyway, Arafat proposed I perform in the West Bank. For $ 1 million. 1 million dollars!!!... Plus funeral expenses!"

4 Comments:

At 3:56 AM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Rightist Jewish comedy is the exception, see Lenny Bruce and Yiddish Theater.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

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At 12:06 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

That anti-Zionist joke reminds me of a joke related to Passover, which begins next week:

A few days before Passover, the Israeli Ambassador got up to speak at the U.N. "Ladies, and gentlemen," he said. "I have much to say. But before I begin, let me tell you an old Passover story, as the holiday is almost upon us".

"When Moses was leading the Jews out of Egypt, he had to cross the near endless Sinai desert. The Israelites were so thirsty they could hardly go on. So Moses struck the side of a mountain with his staff and a pond appeared with crystal clean water. Now the people rejoiced and drank to their hearts content.

"But Moses wished to cleanse his entire body. So he went over the other side of the pond, took off his clothes and dove in. Only when he came out did he discover his clothes had been stolen. And I have good reason to believe that
the Palestinians stole Moses' clothes."

At this point, the Palestinian delegate jumped out of his chair and screamed, "You lying fool! Everyone knows there were no Palestinians at that time"!

"Exactly," said the Israeli Ambassador. "And with that, let me begin my speech".

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Yep, good one too!

 

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