The art of laughing at oneself - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • liza
    • 26.04.10 | 22:50 (IDT)

    that*s what the Jews possess. It is a kind of self-irony. I once met an Israeli in Rome, who was wearing a T-shirt on which there was a caricature picturing the famous Roman story on the Emperor Cesar (who was stabbed to death by all his Senate members) full with daggers pierced in his body poking up. I understood the self-irony of the Israeli wearing this shirt as in regard to the world*s attitude towards Israel. Jews have a bit strange sense of humor. Jones*s joke made me laugh. In reality though every Jew gives water to a thirsty person.

    from the article: James Jones' Jewish joke - funny or inappropriate?
    First published 17:34 25.04.10 | Last updated 17:52 25.04.10
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