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KNOW THY NEIGHBOR

Get to know your neighbors, or else…says Bill Nye.
NYE: So, what do you do about [anti-Semitism]? I think you get to know your neighbors. And it’s gonna take, what, does it take a century, something like that?
I’m no historian, but I seem to remember that when Israel became a nation in 1948, it sent greetings to its neighbors and said “let’s be friends.” Israel’s neighbors responded by forming a coalition and attacking the country, resulting in only the first losing battle against the Jewish state.
Concerning the verb “to know,” I’m reminded of its connotation in most English Bible translations; that is, “to have carnal knowledge of.”
Well it seems to me that the Jews have been “known” quite a few times and not in a good way. And, since the Holocaust, they are rightly concerned about not getting f… um fooled again.
And as they say in my neighborhood, I’m not mad at them for it.


About Author

Juliette Ochieng

Juliette is a retired USAF/USAFR NCO. She has blogged about politics and many other topics at baldilocks since 2003. In 2009, she published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, with a second edition published in 2012. Her second novel, Arlen’s Harem, is set to be published in 2014.

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