Did you hear the one about the Jewish guy that sells ties in the desert? In the past few days it has become the most popular joke throughout the world thanks to the likes of Abe Foxman.

Anti-Defamation League head Abe Foxman called the joke “inappropriate,” saying, “It’s stereotypic,” he said. “Some people believe they need to start a speech with a joke; this was about the worst kind of joke the head of the National Security Council could have told.”

Taken FROM

Foxman doesn’t get offended when Israel slaughters over 1,400 innocent civilians…
or starts proceedings to deport Palestinians from their Homeland…
or illegally evicts Palestinians from THEIR homes…
or acts illegally throughout the world carrying out assassinations…
ALL of the above is OK in his book… but a joke that just happened to have a Jew in it as a key player is cause for alarm. If the merchant was a Greek or an Italian it would be overlooked….. but a Jew???? OY VEY!! That’s anti-Semitism!

National Security Adviser James L. Jones doesn’t necessarily come across as the amusing guy at policy events. Rather, the veteran general is known for his measured and careful wording, and his somewhat monotonic delivery.

Maybe that is why some were surprised when Jones decided to open his remarks at the 25-year anniversary gala of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy with a joke. Not just any joke — a Jewish joke that some say was in poor taste.

And here is how it goes:

A Taliban militant gets lost and is wandering around the desert looking for water. He finally arrives at a store run by a Jew and asks for water. The Jewish vendor tells him he doesn’t have any water but can gladly sell him a tie. The Taliban, the jokes goes on, begins to curse and yell at the Jewish storeowner. The Jew, unmoved, offers the rude militant an idea: Beyond the hill, there is a restaurant; they can sell you water. The Taliban keeps cursing and finally leaves toward the hill. An hour later he’s back at the tie store. He walks in and tells the merchant: “Your brother tells me I need a tie to get into the restaurant.”

The joke drew a wave of laughs and applause from participants, many of whom are Jewish. The Washington Institute, an independent think tank widely seen as being pro-Israel, was founded by Jewish donors who are now on the institute’s board.

Taken from The Forward

Jones apologised for the joke saying:
“I wish that I had not made this off the cuff joke at the top of my remarks, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it. It also distracted from the larger message I carried that day: that the United States commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct.”

Also from The Forward

So don’t worry Foxy…. the checks will continue to come…. your job is secure for the next few years. That’s all that really matters to you, right?

Here’s the joke on camera….. you be the judge if it is cause for alarm….. or ‘Much Ado About NOTHING’.


  1. April 27, 2010 at 17:41

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  2. dave mende said,

    April 27, 2010 at 19:08

    the US military kneels down before israel on a daily basis. The purpose of kneeling should be obvious. it is to be sodomized. maybe when US, we commit genocide in Iran, as we, US, did in Iraq; this all for the foolish israeli jews; then they will tell their Goldman Sachs bankers to stop whipping US with scorpions. Down with israel, down with britain,down with mexico, help me out here, am i forgetting anyone? PS, any red blooded american who disagrees with this is a Traitor.

  3. GoodAmerican said,

    April 27, 2010 at 19:56

    Down with Canada!, the peeps in all those country are just fine…its the ones “leading” them into the abyss that are the trouble makers.

  4. The Truman Show said,

    April 27, 2010 at 20:17

    Here’s another joke:

    After WWII had wound down, Harry Truman was at his desk in the Oval Office. His secretary came in and said “Mr. Truman, the Pope and a Rabbi are waiting to see you. Which one should I send in first?” Truman replied: “Send in the Pope first, I only have to kiss his ring.”

  5. Al Kharack said,

    April 27, 2010 at 22:18

    There is so much delusion in certain members of the tribe.
    It emanates from a heightened sense of self, a lack of empathy and an outsized reflection on past transgressions.
    One would hope that criticism can eventually produce introspection, and introspection can produce conduct more in keeping with a conscious morality.
    There is so much to do!
    The nervousness and concern is palpable.
    This is an extremely frightened people in frightening times.
    Past approaches just exacerbate the problems.
    Treat the world with respect.

  6. michael mazur said,

    April 28, 2010 at 15:21

    #5, Al Kharack said,`This is an extremely frightened people in frightening times`.

    Not without reason they are frightened, they all know 911 was a zionist job, and that open secret won’t be contained indefinitely, and is seeping more and more into the public domain as people come to understand two essential facts about 911 which persist in the mind, and these are that the twin towers could have taken several airliner strikes and still stood; so why fall from just one strike on each ?

    It follows then that they too must have been pulled down in the manner of Larry Silverstein’s unguarded reference to wtc7, to `Pull it`.

    The other shoe thus immediately falls into place when it is realised that both unburnt nanothermite and the resultant tiny iron spheres, being the product of its combustion, were found – the tiny iron spheres can only be formed at a temperature in excess of 4,000F; aircraft fuel can’t do that, maybe 600F.

    At some critical mass of American public awareness they will have had it with The Holocaust being waved at them yet again, realising that its use was to disable their critical thinking faculties. What the American public will have in mind both for Israel and the zionists wherever they may be found won’t be pretty.

    Given the foregoing it can now be understood why Israel has this frantic need, based on total lies, to have America nuke Iran into extinction, for thereby it is to be hoped that Russia will be drawn into protecting Iran and ww3 will likely result.

    Rather than confess to America and seek forgiveness, Israel and the zionists would rather incinerate all of the biosphere and all who live here – all 7,000,000,000 of us, even if it means they too die.

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