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An Arab needed a heart transplant, but prior to the surgery the doctors needed to store his blood type in case the need arises.

Because the gentleman had a rare type of blood, it couldn't be found locally. So the call went out to a number of countries.

Finally, a Jew was located who had the same blood type and who was willing to donate his blood to the Arab. After the surgery, the Arab sent the Jew a thank-you card for giving his blood along with an expensive diamond and a new Rolls Royce car as a token of his appreciation.

Unfortunately, the Arab had to go through a corrective surgery once again.

His doctors telephoned the Jew who was more than happy to donate his blood again.

After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Jew a Thank You card and a box of Almond Roca sweets.

The Jew was shocked to see that the Arab this time did not acknowledge the Jew's kind gesture in the same way as he had done the first time. So he phoned the Arab and asked him why he had expressed his appreciation in not a very
generous manner.

The Arab replied 'Ya Khabibi, I have Jewish blood now, remember..!?'

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  1. OK, it's nice as a story. But it's bad in content you made a wrong generalisation, we can not talk about Jews as a unique entity in one shot. and from the scientific corner of view, you don't prove that Jews have bad morals.However, take my participation from a friendly perspective :-D

  2. Ramy
    You are the first Rami with Y; you got to explain that :-)
    Well, it's just a joke abu rfoo3, just like joke on Tafaileh, Jameed or blonds :-) in fact life experience proved the total opposite when it comes to such kind of jokes.

  3. This is one of those ethnic jokes that only work (in this case) if the joke teller is Jewish, poking fun at his own people's foibles and reputations. Nonetheless, even though I am a Jew, I am not offended by this story despite it's implication that the Jew, by nature (by blood), is miserly and rapacious. For consider the entire story, not just the punch line. The call goes out to help a seriously ill Arab. It is the Jew who volunteers to help, without asking anything in return. Is this is an example of 'bad morals' as someone posting suggests? Rather I think it points up the Jew's innate generosity and all-encompassing sense of charity. Try to turn the story around and see what you get. In this version, it is the Jew who is asking for assistance. How many Arabs would help? What price would be asked of the Jew is return? Would Arabs be lining up to help or passing out candy to children in celebration of another's suffering. (Remember, we are talking about a general reputation of an ethnic group, not single examples to the contrary.)

  4. Batoul

    It's nice if you take it as a joke but so offending if you go further ;)

  5. Jad,

    Thank you for your concern, but I am not offended in the slightest. I thought the joke was very funny. Jews have IMHO a very healthy sense of humor. They have always been deprecated and one way of combating stereotypes is by employing them in humor. Faced with an unpleasant generalization, it becomes less painful when it is magnified out of proportion, 'blown up' so to speak. I was simply cautioning you that ethnic jokes can require a subtle understanding of the sensitivities of the group that is the butt of the joke. For example, here in the US a black comedian can employ racial epithets to tell a joke. No one would raise an eyebrow. A white comedian would likely be fired.

    But to repeat, I thought the joke was funny. If this were the worst that Arabs and Jews, or Jews and Muslims, could do to one another, this would be a wonderful world.

    To show you that I am not offended, your joke made me think of another 'Jewish joke' that I heard two days ago, told to me while dining by a very orthodox observant proud Jew. The joke is as follows:

    An Italian barber was giving a man a haircut and during their conversation the barber learns that his customer is a Protestant minister. When it came time to pay, the barber says, "No Reverend, though I am not a Protestant, I respect any man of God. I will not accept any money from you." The minister is very touched by this unusual gesture and a short while later returns and gives the barber a beautiful edition of the New Testament. A few days later a Catholic priest comes to have his hair cut. When it came time to pay, the barber says, "Of course, I'm not a Catholic, but I will not accept payment from you." The priest thanks him and leaves; returning a little while later with a beautiful crucifix. Next day while conversing with a customer the barber learns that the customer is a Rabbi. When it came time to pay, the barber says, "I'm not a Jew, but I respect any religious leader. So I will not take a money from you." The Rabbi is very grateful, thanks him sincerely and an hour later returns with another Rabbi!

  6. Arnie
    I totally agree; In Middle East we do understand Jews cultural and they do understand ours.
    We got lots of Jews, Italian and blonds jokes here :-)

    Thanks for sharing the barber & the Rabbi joke, this is the spirit :-)

  7. I really appreciate the time it took you to write this post, thanks!


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