Monday, November 27, 2006

This was unshamefully stolen from CNN:

Directly addressing the Palestinians in some of his most conciliatory remarks since winning election in March, Olmert described Israel as willing to make far-reaching concessions if the Palestinians choose peace.
"We, the state of Israel, will agree to the evacuation of many territories and the settlements that we built there. This is extremely difficult for us, like the splitting of the Red Sea. We will do it for real peace," he said

Difficult as splitting the red sea. I wonder if Olmert broke a sweat during 'diffcult' task.

I find it amazing that totally secular Jews spice their daily language with biblical terms.


tech guy said...

They all do even those who insist on eating pork in the knesset.

anonym00kie said...

why is it surprising? theyre jews, this is their culture. they may not relate to it in the same way you do, as an absolute truth, but its important and relevant to them in a mythological, historical, cultural way.
what i dont get is why he compared it to that of all things. the splitting of the red sea was difficult?

Pragmatician said...

In Israel secular kids know Tanach much better than most of the frum kids.
It's taught in history class rather than in religion class, but secular Israelis have a good knowledge of it.

chaverah said...

absolutly crazy, it never ends does it!