Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone; long terminversion

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Thu Oct 19 11:40:34 MDT 2000

A little Biblical humor:

If "Palestinians" are descendents of "Philistines" ( I'm not sure of that), a long
term mythical/historical irony is that the boy ,David, a Jew, shot a stone at Goliath,
the big soldier of the Philistines,  who ruled over the Jews. Now Palestinian boys
shoot stones at the big Israeli Goliaths , who enforce Israeli rule over the


NY Times, Oct. 19, 2000

Columbia Debates a Professor's 'Gesture'


When Edward W. Said, a celebrated literary scholar, Columbia University
professor and outspoken Palestinian advocate, hurled a rock toward an
Israeli guardhouse toward an Israeli guardhouse from the Lebanese border in
July, a photographer caught the action. The photo, which captured Mr. Said
with his arm reached far behind him, ready to throw, appeared in newspapers
and magazines in the Middle East and the United States.

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