Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Thank God we don't let ancient stereotypes preclude rational thinking

Benjamin Netanyahu in Congress --

We're an ancient people. In our nearly 4,000 years of history, many have tried repeatedly to destroy the Jewish people. Tomorrow night, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, we'll read the Book of Esther. We'll read of a powerful Persian viceroy named Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish people some 2,500 years ago. But a courageous Jewish woman, Queen Esther, exposed the plot and gave for the Jewish people the right to defend themselves against their enemies. The plot was foiled. Our people were saved. Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us.

1 comment:

LFC said...

I haven't been able to bring myself yet to read the text of the speech. This excerpt does not exactly serve as a prod. ;)