Friday, December 09, 2005

The solution to ending anti-Semitism

It took a Solomon-esque type solution for Israel to finally be accepted into the exclusive old-boys club, known at the International Red Cross.

What was it that led to Israel's finally being admitted into the International Red Cross after 60 years of exclusion?


All Israel had to do was agree to replace its Jewish Star of David with a neutral, less offensive, red diamond emblem. Once Israel showed a willingness to take this step, the world was all too happy to accept Israel with open arms.

Now let's see how this solution can be used to help alleviate anti-Semitism and discrimination against the Jewish State and Jewish People around the world.

Yediot Achronot reports Muslims offended by 'Jewish' cookies:
A group of Danish Muslims is refusing to eat traditional “Jewish” cookies because they feel offended by the name.

According to the daily Danish newspaper B.T., Ole Poulsen, head of the public food consumer department said that the Muslim refusal to buy the cookies could have an effect on sales.

"If this will be the case, then we would be obliged to do something about it," he declared.

I have just the idea, why not rename the cookies "Diamond Cookies", and maybe even shape them as diamonds? I am sure, that if this were done, the Muslims would drop their opposition to the cookies immediately.

There has also been discussion amongst some in Israel regarding changing Israel's national flag, which is also a Star of David, as Israel's non-Jewish (Arab) citizens can't identify with the emblem.

Why not replace the Start of David on the national flag with a blue diamond?

I have no doubt that it would go a long way towards making Israel's non-Jewish citizens and residents feel more at home, and would be seen as a step in the right direction in the eyes of the world.


If Israel may not use a religious symbol, surely the cross and crescent should be taboo too and all should have to adopt a neutral symbol.

Another example of PC gone crazy.

By Blogger ifyouwillit, at Fri Dec 09, 02:43:00 PM GMT+2  

Israel is crazy. It cannot buy the love of anti-Semites. Instead of bringing peace and respect, appeasement only brings war.

By Anonymous Hillel, at Fri Dec 09, 03:42:00 PM GMT+2  

Zeev: Its all makes sense now. Israel believes in voodoo peace...doesn't matter how you get there, as long as you make some silly incantation and be willing to give away everything.

How does that make sense? Israel's MDA is not the RCI -- "Red Crystal of Israel" emergency services. Thats Homeopathic Medicine! The super high tech amulances will have have EMT's rush to the secene of piguim with people screaming in pain, and the EMT's will pull out their emergency homeopathic crystals to wave over each victim...

After each victim is treated by a crystal being waved over them, the protocol will be to sing the Lennon, "Imagine" song.

Shabbat Shalom from the Muqata in Exile.

By Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata, at Fri Dec 09, 04:29:00 PM GMT+2  

Actually checked this out now. The Red Cross thing was on international news, and actually the diamond has become the new International symbol and all the national organisations (like Magen David Adom) will simply put their symbol inside the diamond - even the red Cross which is genuinely international, will also put the cross inside a diamond. So Jewish relief and rescue units will still go under the Magen David.

Now that is creative and sensitive diplomacy.


By Anonymous H, at Sat Dec 10, 09:37:00 AM GMT+2  

Haim, in fact, this is the agreement, as reported by Ha'aretz:

"Magen David Adom (MDA) can now place a red star in the center of the new symbol for humanitarian missions at home or abroad if the host country allows it."

The host country has the right to tell Israe lto take their Magen David and shove it.

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 11, 09:02:00 AM GMT+2  

And we can say - so you can shove your humanitarian aid.

It is quite easy for Israel to say that all our units will carry the Magen David - any country who doesn't want to admit us, doesn't have to. We can't force people to like us Ze'ev!

By Anonymous H, at Sun Dec 11, 09:10:00 AM GMT+2  

Wait... Haim, if you are prepared to tell those who aren't willint ot accept our Magen David toshove it and not offer them our aid, then why did we have to agree to the stupid crytal emblem i nthe 1st place?

Why couldnt there just be a Cross, Crescent and MAgen David - and if they arent willing to allow that, then they can forget any help coming from us?

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 11, 09:12:00 AM GMT+2  

Because the world is not divided into Israel and those who hate us, like you might think, Ze'ev. There are about 75 Countries out there who will be quite happy to let us in with a Magen David on the side. You also need to remember this was not solely about us. (hard for us as it is to imagine, the world does not actually revolve around Israel) What about India (population 1.1 billion) they also wanted to be part of the red cross but are not represented either by a cross or a crescent.

So yeah - I am proud that we have fought for the right to help those in need. That is a good fight to have fought and our enemies opposition to the idea is a disgrace upon them, but this is actually a very clever solution. One that should be applauded.


By Anonymous H, at Sun Dec 11, 02:52:00 PM GMT+2  

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