June 08, 2010

Cinnamon Yes, Cardamom, No

A friend of mine sends me an e-mail with the question: “Any idea why the spices are on the No list?”  What she is talking about, I am thinking and I click the link, and this is what I get.

It is pretty ridiculous, isn’t it? These are the items the Israelis will, and won’t let, into Gaza. I don’t know about the spices. Why the cinnamon and the black pepper, but not the coriander, the nutmeg and the ginger? Or, why even any of them at all.
Picture from The Economist (source)

Finkelstein has a good story on it, but I’ve read it with that voice in several sources now. It's all tongue in cheek.  Who are they to decide over others? 


I have been warned by other bloggers that if you write anything anti-Israel, or anti-zionist, you end up in a rink, as they call it, where your comments box is flooded with posts from fictional characters, who pretend to be real, who will publish very lengthy stories about how delusional we are to think that they are wrong. I know from one Dutch bloggers who actually stopped blogging, because he got a certain “A.’ on his tail, as the person identified himself, who dominated the comment box of all his post, wishing him horrible endings as he did not like the content of the blogger's posts. We’ll see.

Here is a list of things that have been permitted lately.

6 comments:

nicolien said...

Ha! Well, they haven't found my blog yet, except in Summer 2006. Or they don't understand I actually mean what I say...

Marillionlb said...

The entire situation in the entire Middle East makes no sens anymore, I am just waiting for the big bang.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I am "A". Are you ready?...

angie nader said...

i seen that list last week...and its so pathetic! people deserve the right to live with diginity

Anonymous said...

As a jew I am convinced we are the choosen people and we will rule the world after the flood.

Anonymous said...

You, Jew-Destined-to-Rule-the-World: What would u be convinced of, then, if you were not born a Jew? And, if u believe in God------would u worship an unjust god? How/why would God create some people with all rights, and others with none? Would a just and merciful god fail to provide equal opportunity and blessings for everyone, and with equal standards of accountability for everyone? Shame on u for your small-mindedness----open your eyes & your brain, and THINK! Then, pray for God to guide u.