What?

Man, the things you find just before sunset on Fridays.

Israel to pay for 10 Plagues?”
Ahmad al-Gamal, an Egyptian columnist for Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi, advocated in the newspaper on March 11 that Egypt sue the State of Israel for damages caused by the 10 Biblical plagues,

“We want compensation for the plagues that were inflicted upon [us] as a result of the curses that the Jews’ ancient forefathers [cast] upon our ancient forefathers, who did not deserve to pay for the mistake that Egypt’s ruler at the time, Pharaoh, committed,” the cranky journalist wrote, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Wait… Wouldn’t the statute of limitations have run out at least a couple thousand years ago?

Is there a liability exception for acts of G-d?

And how does modern Egypt have standing to sue for something that happened to Ancient Egypt? There’ve been a few changes in populations and governments since then.

Should Israel countersue for slavery reparations?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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4 thoughts on “What?”

  1. The Egyptian just made the argument that Jews predate the islam … the Israeli government should immediately pay a nominal amount.

  2. Presumably the point of the “lawsuit” is to highlight what they consider the vacuity of the Israeli claim that since G_d gave them Palestine x thousand years ago, they’re entitled to a homeland there now.

    Seems like a dumb way of making the point, but when it comes to the Middle East, there’s almost always some dumb going on.

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