Lunch in Jaffa


By Yehuda Erdman
December 25, 2010
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Today friends invited us to join them for lunch in Jaffa at a Christian Arab restaurant in the old part of town. It was wonderful to experience co-existence between Jews, Arabs (Christians and Muslims), in this very interesting town to the south of Tel Aviv. It is an up and coming area, showing many signs of regeneration whilst still maintaining the historic parts of a very historic place.
Very encouraging to see it and what a beautiful day! Earlier many Israelis were to be seen enjoying the unseasonal sunshine and warmth on the beach. Tourism is booming and this has to be good for everyone who lives here.

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jose (not verified)

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 04:23

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Coexistence between Jews and Arabs occur only in Israel.
Curious, isn't it, for a "racist country"*?

* please note the quotes!


jose (not verified)

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 13:08

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By the way, how do you explain that Jews and Arabs coexist in Israel and not in most of the other 22 Muslim states?

Maybe that is the proof that most Muslims countries are plainly antisemites?


jandrsimonson (not verified)

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 21:35

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Don't blame yourself Yehuda for setting JoseAnth off ,he was already in an advanced state of emotional meltdown before you posted your blog


jose (not verified)

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 21:58

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Simonsam has trouble posting on the subject. Ad hominem is his favourite sport but then he is not even good at it.


amber

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 23:21

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simonson, as an apologist for Abbas and the antisemitic PA, I think it is you who needs a good hard look at himself.


amber

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 23:22

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Yehuda, a nice post - good to have Israel's tolerance highlighted. Thank you.


jose (not verified)

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 00:28

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Yehuda, a nice post - good to have Israel's tolerance highlighted. Thank you.

Don't take at face value that this was what Erdman meant. In fact, I suspect he wanted to highlight the contrary, by contrast so to speak. Putting the spotlight on an insignificant fact to show how dark is the whole rest.

No, the interesting thing is that a Meretz party member can still find a friend! I thought they held their meetings in telephone booths.


amber

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 13:15

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Thanks Jose - I'm aware of it!


Yoni1

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 14:43

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Poor Simonson, he is used to posting his antisemitic drivel on CiF and being praised for it, then he comes here and hears some home truths and doesn't know how to handle it.


Yehuda Erdman

Tue, 12/28/2010 - 00:28

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Jose
If I was to go in to a telephone booth it would be to put on a pair of underpants on top of my trousers and fly off to bring on Middle East peace even faster than you could conceive.
Amber I do not think that Abbas is antisemitic and for all of you, "the Times they are a changing". "The winds of change are blowing" through Israel/ Palestine and the point I was making that in Jaffa and also in Acco and Haifa, Jews and Arab Israelis are ALREADY proving that it is PERFECTLY possible to live side by side in harmony.
You can remain attached to your prejudices but you will be rapidly overtaken by events. Now that several states are recognising the imminent creation of the state of Palestine, it will gather momentum like a snowball and this is evidenced by the panic setting in in the Israeli diplomatic service. They are desperately trying to halt the wave of other countries doing likewise but it is too late. There has been too much obfuscation and delay in the last decades by Israel (and poor judgement by Palestinian leaders before, especially Arafat), so further delay is now futile.
Netanyahu will be on the back foot and in a weak negotiating position resulting in even more concessions to the Palestinians.


amber

Tue, 12/28/2010 - 00:52

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Erdman, is David Irving antisemitic?

If so, why is Abbas not? You are seriously contending that a Holocaust denier, and leader of a terror group which includes the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades, is not antisemitic?

What a complete loon you must be.


jose (not verified)

Tue, 12/28/2010 - 04:46

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Jews and Arab Israelis are ALREADY proving that it is PERFECTLY possible to live side by side in harmony.

That, the JEWS have proven since they came. The problems is that the ARABS don't know it, ABBAS in the first place, and won't even listen to it.

So Erdman, this is NO NEWS TO US. IT IS SO ONLY FOR YOU !

I do not think that Abbas is antisemitic

Like hell he isn't! When will you believe it? When he start the ethnic cleansing he has promised and for which he enacted the laws that I mentioned? Don't you think it will be a bit late, again, and that your 'reasoning' parallels that of a Chamberlain?


jose (not verified)

Tue, 12/28/2010 - 04:51

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And, Erdman, before you put your red underpants over your blue suit in the telephone booth, which in my view will not make you look much more crazy than you already look, don't forget to vapourise the arsenal of HAMAS, of Hezbollah and liberate Gilad Shalit.


Yehuda Erdman

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 16:21

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jose
You don't know how I look


Yoni1

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 16:30

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"I do not think that Abbas is antisemitic"

What a comprehensive idiot you are. He is a Holocaust denier. He heads an antisemitic terror organisation.


Yehuda Erdman

Sat, 01/01/2011 - 14:28

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Yoni1
I have reported you to the moderator. You are no judge to call me an idiot and it is gratuitously offensive.


Kahina

Sat, 01/01/2011 - 15:36

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Yehuda, there is no moderator.

Can you imagine any other serious newspapers leaving all the personal comments and insults here?

Imagine how it looks when journalists come onto this site looking for views of British Jews.

Staff will be back in the office on Tuesday and checking reader complaints after their normal workloads. When, who knows?

The blame rests at the top...


jose (not verified)

Sat, 01/01/2011 - 15:42

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jose
You don't know how I look

Yes, you do look crazy. According to you, no one is antisemitic. Or maybe Hitler, but that was perhaps exaggerated.
Well, according to EU's working definition of antisemitism, Abbas has written an antisemitic PhD thesis. According to se same definition, he enacted antisemitic laws. Of course, these laws are turned against his own people (normal, he is a dictator as well) because he cannot attack the Jews in Judea Samaria, but they are antisemitic nevertheless.


jose (not verified)

Sat, 01/01/2011 - 15:49

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The incredible thing is that when it comes to Abbas, no one dares say a word. Because the alternative is even worse.

Imagine: worse than an antisemitic dictator!


Yoni1

Sat, 01/01/2011 - 16:30

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"I have reported you to the moderator. You are no judge to call me an idiot and it is gratuitously offensive"

Not nearly as offensive as suking up to a Nazi.

Your whining is childish.


Yoni1

Sat, 01/01/2011 - 16:32

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Interesting that Erdman doesn't think being called a loon is offensive ...


Yehuda Erdman

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 07:25

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Kahina
Today is Tuesday and I hope you are right that the JC staff will look at the content of some of the posts, which exceed the bounds of decency

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