turn left

so i’m out with my native israeli room-mate and 3 friends…earlier we had a bit of a political/theological argument…

me to friend: take the bus with us, your stop is on the way to our house

friend: you guys live together?

my room-mate: yep

friend: oh how wonderful! that’s great that a jew and an arab are living together in harmony!

har har har….

golly…didn’t think i was *that* left winged…

but seriously… after things like this recent nation-wide survey , i have to think to myself, what are they putting in the cornflakes here?

so 45% of jews would feel uncomfortable having arabs as neighbors and 50% of arabs would feel uncomfortable having jews as neighbors.  really?  way to be racist.  are we really that primitive?  that fearful?  then again, if it was based solely on music choice, i would feel uncomfortable having both arabs or middle eastern origin jews as neighbors.  also both of those groups use way too much hair gel, and it would probably clog the pipes in the neighborhood.

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3 Responses to “turn left”

  1. Robin Says:

    That’s crappy and awful. But I’m not sure how different the results would be in certain parts of the US (Brooklyn included).

    On a brighter note, the best roommates I ever had at the same time were an upper west side Jew and a gay Pakistani Muslim. Now THAT’S diversity!

  2. ronit kory Says:

    wow…i have to ask though…could the pakistani cook? less excited about the jew unless he/she could make knishes…

  3. Robin Says:

    salman actually made some ridiculously good simple foods with italy’s amazing produce. too many olives for my taste generally, but still very good. muriel did not make knishes, but she did some stewed peaches nicely (she was very grandmotherly, because she was a grandma).

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