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The Arabs' mentality in a nut shell

Reader comment on item: Does Israel Need a [Peace] Plan?

Submitted by Jonathan Lipshutz (Israel), Feb 4, 2003 at 06:51

Excellent article, clear concise and well thought out.

The article reminds me of 2 very telling jokes by way of analogy:

There was a scorpion who wanted to cross a river, so he approached a frog and and asked the frog to let him hop on his back to cross the river. The frog responded that he could not consider this since the scorpion would surely sting him. But the scorpion responded that if so, not only would the frog die, but the scorpion himself would drown. After much deliberation the frog succumbed to the scorpion's logic and let the scorpion on his back. Half way across the river the scorpion struck fatally stinging the frog . On the way down to both their deaths the frog asked in amazment why the scorpion had stung him. The scorpion responed that it was his nature...

The other analogy finds a man cleaning a bottle he found. Lo and behold, a genie pops out and offers him one wish for anything he desires under the condition that his neighbor receives twice as much. After contemplating the man tells the genie to gouge out one eye...!

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