Sunday, June 06, 2010

A Joke from Uri Avnery

From an article by Uri Avnery, the long-time Israeli peace activist:
It is impossible not to be reminded of the classic Jewish joke about the Jewish mother in Russia taking leave of her son, who has been called up to serve the Czar in the war against Turkey. “Don’t overexert yourself’” she implores him, “Kill a Turk and rest. Kill another Turk and rest again…”

“But mother,” the son interrupts, “What if the Turk kills me?”

“You?” exclaims the mother, “But why? What have you done to him?”
This is a genuinely funny story, though a bit too appropriate right now...


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