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Thursday, December 22, 2005

"Bright? He's a common ignorant slob. He don't even speak good English."

Ha'aretz has an interesting article today about Amir Peretz not wanting to go to America to speak.

"Jewish activists close to the Labor Party leadership said yesterday that several of Peretz's advisers are in favor of a New York visit prior to the elections. However, Peretz does not think it is a good idea."

I wonder why???

Do you think it has to do with his excellent linguistic abilities in English???? (see Jameel's article last Sunday about this)

How can the leader of a prominant political party in Israel (a western country) not even feel that it is important for him to try and improve his spoken (or transliterated for that matter) English?

Today's political world is ruled by media and English is the language predominantly used to communicate in the world.

How many Israeli or Mongolian Physics professors will write articles in Hebrew or Mongolian? None, because in their field of work, and in all hard sciences for that matter, all scientists in that field need to understand their findings, so English was chosen as the language of research in theses fields.

It would be nice to see Amir converse with George W. (Strategery)

Now, many people can look at my post and think that I'm being racist against a Sephardi, but taht would be wrong. I'm not saying that this needs to be a standard for everyone in the world, just for people who have the potential of leading a country. (Head of a party who is running for the office of Prime Minister.)

A side note:
With this post, I have implemented a new method of choosing a title for my posts. I will use obscure quotes from movies. lets see how many of u can guess what movie the quote is from.

Thanks for reading.....

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln


At 3:46 PM, December 22, 2005, Blogger Pragmatician said...

Dirty Harry?Or a random mob film?
It's shoking but it's the fault of technology, with these handy earsets no one needs to learn a language, everything is translated on the spot.

At 3:48 PM, December 22, 2005, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

12 Angry Bloggers.

Thanks for the link ;-)

At 7:28 PM, December 22, 2005, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

jameel gets the prize!!!!

12 angry men

At 9:38 PM, December 22, 2005, Blogger ifyouwillit... said...

12 Angry Men - quality movie!

In the political real there is a real importance to speak the international language, but there is also a great need to keep Israeli's speaking Hebrew. I wrote about it a few months ago at http://aliya05.blogspot.com/2005/04/safat-hakodesh-holy-language.html

Shabbat Shalom!

At 9:19 PM, December 23, 2005, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

12 angry men was a good flick.

At 12:49 PM, December 25, 2005, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Hey J-cop - what do I win?

A "get of jail free" pass?

At 1:03 PM, December 25, 2005, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

my everlasting gratitude. Since Im no longer in teh force, cant give you a get out of jail free card, but I might have a spare one from my monoploy set if you're interested.



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