Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Little Politics

I don't usually do this bc I don't really know that much about politics. Not enough to really be able to argue with any sort of credibility. But I just saw this and I don't quite know what to think. Anyone?


Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Very entertaining. The Jew has some cojones. I am sure that there is some shaheed that is already targeting him.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

Yes...but it bothered me a bit that he was speaking propogandist messages rather than debating the points brought up. Not that either of them were really dealing with the issues so much....it is true that there's no mention of Jerusalem in the Koran though. Just saying.

8:06 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

hmm, what points was he not addressing?

8:57 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

every time he started ranting about how Jerusalem is ours and has always been ours....it seems a little disjointed, like he's avoiding the reporter's questions.

9:09 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

I agree with you that it is not a productive conversation...

Too complicated a topic to squeeze into a blog comment.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Tobie said...

In the end, he started getting into some substantive issues of international law, but until then... I just felt like if I saw this on Israeli tv with the language reversed, I would be infuriated by his retreat into religious and irrelevant rhetoric in an attempted reasoned discussion of actual issues. Not that the interviewer was trying all that hard either.

Also, just to point out- he's a professor of Arabic Studies. Not law, political science, or foreign relations.

1:41 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

BOTH translated the German song for you here

7:00 AM  
Blogger Nemo said...

Why is this video everywhere these days?

I'm basically in agreement with Tobie here ... he coulda been a little more level.

But then, that might be the kind of language that passes for reason in those parts of the Middle East.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for the link!

It's everywhere bc it's on the Giyus website and if you're on their list they send you links to this stuff all the time.
And excuse me? We have some very rational people over here; but I think everyone knows that rational people don't make good television.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Nemo said...

I was referring to the other parts of the Mideast.

3:04 AM  

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