Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Buzz Word: "Predominantly"

It is used here by Isabel Kershner

Senior Israeli government officials and dignitaries on Wednesday attended the dedication ceremony of a Jewish apartment complex in a hotly contested, predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of the city across the 1967 boundary.

I cannot dispute numbers of demographics.

But if she had added something like -

...predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of the city across the 1967 boundary, an area in which Jewish residency was banned during the 19 years of illegal Joranianian annexation

I might be willing to give her a B-.

If she had added that under Jordanian law, selling land to Jews was punishable by death, and still is, as reported here

Palestinian Authority on Sunday reaffirmed the death penalty for any Palestinian found guilty of selling land to Israelis...The land law, which was originally put in force by Jordan between 1948 and 1967, carries the death sentence.

or that during those 19 years of Jordanian occupation synagogues were destroyed, graves desecrated, etc., then she'd get an A.

As is, she's failed.

(k/t = Cheryl Jacobs Lewin)

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