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    • christoph
    • 27.03.07 | 21:56 (IST)

    Several times I had muslim superiors. In France, during three months a Moroccan was my direct supervisor. I had a dispute with him, but to a considerable extent, my own bullheadedness played a role, and I later admitted some responsibility. Back in Germany, the dean of our faculty was born in Gaza. In this case, it was more complicated: In the end, I think the dean from Gaza and I together had upset the remaining german university staff more than we had annoyed each other. Finally, during Arabic courses, I had a Lebanese (christian), a Yemenite and an Iraqi teacher. I liked each one of them with their different individualities, although we sometimes had disagreements and interesting, sometimes vivid discussions, like with many other teachers. My limited Arabic saved them from getting my opinion at every moment. Or maybe I already knew to better set priorities and got calmer. Here, sadly it's often being talked about "Arabs & Jews" as if they never shared any individual traits at all

    from the article: Poll: 50% of Israeli Jews support state-backed Arab emigration
    First published 00:00 27.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.03.07
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