Sunday, May 06, 2012

Angry Arab on NY Times article on Israeli Jazz: "They stole Falafil, and now Jazz is Israeli"

This is an example of what I call "Helen Thomas Syndrome"--inability to see Israelis as anyhing other than European. About half of Israeli ancestry is from the Middle East. Why wouldn't Israelis eat felafel? Anyway, I particularly enjoy the way AA makes up his own transliterations for Arabic words and names that already have standard transliterations in English. Right, AA, we know you're a native speaker of Arabic.

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