drivin for jihad

Driving for Jihad

In light of the recent terror attack near my old digs in French Hill, as well as the latest outrage at the settlement of Morag in Gaza, it might behoove us to contemplate the full extent of Israeli casualties occasioned by terror. To wit, a team of researchers from the Hebrew Universiy and Princeton have discovered that 3 days after a terrorist incident, there is a 35 percent rise in the traffic accident fatality rate in Israel. Furthermore, they found a 69% increase in the fatality rate after terror attacks in which more than nine people were killed. So Israelis who drive like assholes could be considered terrorist accomplices. Perhaps we ought to bulldoze the homes of those involved in fatal car crashes? OK, that might be a bit harsh, but you get the point. Given that more people die in Israel from fatal car accidents than from anything else pretty much, it might be a good idea for Israeli drivers to chill the f*ck out. Linking terror and motor vehicle fatalities might be a good way to at least get people thinking. If you’ve ever driven in Israel, you know what I mean.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.

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  • Ineffective governments; ineffective policing; culture that encourages opposition to authority; and stressful lives = stupidly high accident rate.