A Dutch lady spends some time in Israel, while pregnant. She goes through the usual rigmarole of prenatal tests, is diagnosed with some virus which is subsequently taken care of. Eventually, she gives birth to a healthy baby and here it starts: she pens an article The chosen people have to be perfect. It's her unique way to thank the Israeli medical establishment, I guess. With statements like this:
To be pregnant in Israel is comparable to a military operation. Countless echos and blood tests should produce the perfect baby, nothing can be left to the luck of the draw. The state demands healthy babies and a lot of them too.Or like this:
What makes things even more emotionally charged is the Israeli demand to produce many children.Pity I didn't know about this demand when I came over to Israel so many years ago. I would have recruited a battalion of female volunteers and organized a breeding farm. With self in an easily predictable role, of course. Too late, unfortunately...
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One point the author missed: the Arab, Bedouin and all other minorities in Israel are subject to the same "countless" Zionist tests. Which means... but let's not make the issue too difficult for a Dutch Christian daily, the virulently anti-Zionist lady who authored the article and their grateful readers.
If you wish, you could address Ms Van Heusden at her Facebook page. Here is her thoughtful image:
So, don't thank us anymore, Ilse. Really.
Cross-posted on Yourish.com