Sunday, August 24, 2003[posted by jaed at 12:29 PM]
Wait, I thought "Chutzpah" was a Yiddish word...
I admit I'm really hoping that the Onion has hacked MEMRI, but if not, it seems a group of Arabs resident in Switzerland is suing all Jews because, they allege, during the Exodus they took not only themselves, but trillions of tons of gold, along with jewels, silver, and kitchen utensils (??).
Dr. Hilmi: [...] a group of Egyptians in Switzerland has opened the case of the so-called 'great exodus of the Jews from Pharaonic Egypt.' At that time, they stole from the Pharaonic Egyptians gold, jewelry, cooking utensils, silver ornaments, clothing, and more, leaving Egypt in the middle of the night with all this wealth, which today is priceless."You see, since those nasty Jews stole everything that wasn't nailed down, it wasn't there thousands of years later, during the Arab conquest of Egypt, for the Arabs to...steal.
(What I'm wondering is why they haven't expanded the lawsuit in the obvious direction. The Jews, remember, were enslaved by the Egyptians, which is what prompted the whole unfortunate situation in the first place. So they were stealing, not only the forks and spoons, but themselves, weren't they? Surely a good husky Jewish slave is worth more - considering all the years of potential labor - than a few pots? Just those alive today number 12 or 13 million, and when you multiply that by the price of a slave - I'm sure they can get the correct figure from the Sudan, Saudi Arabia, or one of the other Muslim countries that practice slavery to this day - you're talking about a lot of money.)