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    • Amr
    • 29.09.10 | 08:57 (IST)

    I am a native Arabic speaker dear, and what you are saying is stereotyped and oversimplified, essentialist nonsense... and yes, Lieberman must have understood the 'Arab mind', or its Islamic equivalent very well growing up in the Soviet Union. Funny when Patai and all the others who wrote about the 'Arab Mind' in the 1970's, employing different essentialist nonsense, the Arab was actually portrayed as a language bespelled coward, not a war like Islamist, because then the cursed 'Islamic revival' that unfortunately captured an Arab world mired in conclict, was not yet in full gear. The condescending accusations change with time, but the essentialist mindset remains. Well, that's not a blueprint for serious understanding or peace.

    from the article: Aluf Benn / Lieberman is making a liar out of Netanyahu
    First published 03:06 29.09.10 | Last updated 03:06 29.09.10
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