Ever since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, its media has been trying to sell the idea that Israel is a secular state that brought together its children from the Diaspora, returning them to the Promised Land, as was promised in their scriptures and religious teachings where they can live their lives according to socialist principles in collective communities called Kibbutzim [or a Kibbutz]. This is a Yiddish language word which was spoken predominately by Jews in Eastern Europe. [...]I guess Saudis don't have a feel for Semitic languages.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
"Kibbutzim" is a "Yiddish language word"
Asharq Alawsat frequently features sensible writing . . . and just about as frequently doesn't: