Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sometimes a "gesture" is more than a gesture.

A Palestinian protester gestures in front of an Israeli soldier during a demonstration against Israel's policy of prohibiting Palestinian movement on a highway running past the West Bank village of Beit Ur, November 4, 2007. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)
"gestures"? It seems like he's ready to throw punch. It reminds me of when AP and other news agencies tell us in the caption that the Palestinians were "chanting slogans". I always think of slogans as something said in strike, "We want higher wages! When do we want it? Now!". To me that's an example of people shouting a slogan. Somehow, me thinks, the Arabs are using much stronger words.

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