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Impression of Israel and Jews of A Chinese Professor
Not long ago, on the Internet, there was an article about Israel and the Jews , written by a professor of,
Renmin University of China Mr. Zhou Xiaozheng. It was actually content of his lecture to his student. I did not expect a Chinese professor would say such beautiful words about Israel and the Jewish and his understanding of Israel and the Jews was so profound . As a Jew myself, I am pleasantly surprised to people of other ethnic groups highly evaluate the Jews. I would like to thank Prof. Zhou Xiaozheng here and share his thoughts with my readers of this blog and let them know more about Israel and the Jews :
Here is Mr. Zhou's lecture:
Class, today I am going to shift the original content of today's to the subject of the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. I am going to share with you my personal views on this subject.
My first point is that under circumstances of asymmetric information , we should not make own conclusion in a hurry. Secondly, According to my best personal knowledge and experiences, Israel is a good country , and this is the main content of my lecture today .
At one time, I happened to see a photo a student posted to the school network . This photo caught my attention. The title of this photo was "Hero" It was about an unarmed Palestinian youth , trying to stop an Israeli tank by standing in front of it. The student, the Palestinian youth, is indeed a "hero" , dare to stop a full-sized tank with his fleshy body. But my dear class, have you ever thought, if two countries were in war situation, were there any cases that a tank would be stopped by a civilian? None! The Japanese aggressors of China would not stop tanks In front of Chinese civilians trying to stop it. Russian tanks invading Georgia would not stop , but this Israeli tank stopped, so the soldiers of this country , I think , are the real heroes, worthy the name of heroes
Once I conducted a survey in Fujian. One Fujian provincial government official told me such a story :
A few years ago , in Jerusalem, there was a bus which was exploded by terrorists that killed a dozen people, including two Chinese. These two Chinese people were Fujianese. They were in Jerusalem to work . The Israeli Government immediately contacted the consulate general of China for compensation issue. But after some time, Chinese Consulate verified that these two Chinese were illegally working in there, so the Chinese Consulate thought they didn't deserve any compensation.
But Later , the Israeli government held a special meeting on the compensation do the death of innocent people , the government thought it held responsibility to compensate the dead, whether or not the dead was there illegally was another matter. The final decision on the two victims of the Chinese people : They should be treated equally without any discrimination in accordance with national law of Israel . After the meeting, the Israeli government sent officials to Fujian to locate family members of the two victims and told them the pension they would receive:
The parents of the deceased, each would receive 1100 us dollars per month till as long as they live; minor children, each would receive 1100 U.S. standard monthly until they reach adulthood. The wife would receive 1,700 us dollars until her death . But the deceased families requested one-time payment of 700, 000 US dollars each family, the Israeli government also agreed. And the final amount was $ 700,000 US dollars compensation for each family of the deceased. All related related costs of confirmation of the family relations were paid. by the Israeli Government.
This news spread in Fujian, which made lots, lots more Fujianese people go to Israel to work like crazy!
Some Fujian provincial government officials said , we simply could not stop such trend. The Government of Israel is nice in treating illegal migrant workers : If you are not caught, you will be there to work ; if you are caught, the government will pay for air tickets to send you home ; if you are dead, according to Israel's national law, your family will get pension .
2001 , some Israeli tourists were drowned in Tiger Leaping Gorge in Lijiang, Yunnan .After the Chinese government's rescuing and recovering efforts yielded no results, the Israeli government sent special plane to Lijiang , with specialized rescue equipment and professional team to search and rescue its citizens. Israel also paid to hire Chinese people to search its citizens for hundreds of miles along the river trying to find it's missing citizens dead or alive, for a period of more than one month.
My dear class, judging from the way The Israeli government treating its nationals dead or alive, no matter how you say it, firmly believe that this is a good country .
One may has understanding of the people of Israel , but at least he should not have ill-feeling against Israel .