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January 16, 2003

This ignorance is no bliss!

Were it not that the temperature outside registers -15 degrees Celsius (about zero Fahrenheit), I would have thought the following piece from the Jerusalem Post to be joke for April 1. It concerns an interview with the president of Uganda, Musevini, who is currently visiting Israel:
During an interview in his Inbal Hotel suite in Jerusalem, Museveni said the Palestinians are the Philistines mentioned in the Bible.

"The Palestinians are an ancient people here," the president said.

"The Bible talks about them. Yes, you read about them. Goliath was a Palestinian. That is what was written, that he was Philistine.

Philistine means Palestinian."

"The Bible talks of Jews," he continued. "As far as I can see [both] these people are people of this area the Jews and the Palestinians, more or less like the tribes in Africa. If they could live in harmony it would be good for the world and for all of us."
On second thought, Musevini probably makes more sense then Chomsky does.

Seriously, I wonder how much of the anti-Israeli sentiment in the world derives precisely from the combination of ignorance, misinformation and perverted logic that Musevini has displayed.

Contributed by Joseph Alexander Norland. This piece is cross-posted on IsraPundit and Dawson Speaks.