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Submitted by myth (Germany), Aug 14, 2013 at 08:29

Maxima herself is Argentinian. She concludes the Dutchman does not exist in her well-known speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt0pHmZuDz0

Immediatly she continues (1:45 into the video)

"als troost kan ik u zeggen, dat De Argentijn bestaat ook niet"

"as a consolation I can tell you, that The Argentinian does not exist either"

Here she misses a genuine language as a source and manifestation of identity. While the Dutch speak Dutch, the Argentinians speak Spanish rather than Argentinian. In other words, the Dutch identity beats the Argentinian. She should have known that.

Obama spots language-based identities where there are none when he invented the Austrian language.

Israel did invent Modern Hebrew. It's alive in terms of wikipedia articles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias

Hebrew (148000 articles) is in the same order of magnitude as Arabic (237000 articles). By the same wiki-measure Dutch has recently surpassed German, second only to English.

Hebrew does excel in image-publications. Digital Zionism evolves.

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