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Old 01-19-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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How is this for a differing viewpoint. If I was Jewish I would not want my kids to go to Lebanon High School. That is an area of the world where a large percentage of the population wants to inflict pain on Israel. Likewise, if I was middle eastern, I would not want to attend Israel High School.

Might be sad, but it is the world we live in.
This Jew doesn't care. None of the rest of the Jews I know care either. We know that there's a "Lebanon the Country" and "Lebanon the City."

Even if people don't know that there used to be a small town named Lebanon where Frisco is now, they usually realize that it's a historical name of some kind and doesn't refer to the country nor does it imply anti-Semitism.

People really need to get a grip.

I can't speak for Arabs or Muslims (who would probably howl at a school named "Israel High") but all the Jews I know think this is a non-issue.

 
Old 01-19-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Frisco, Tx
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I live in Frisco, my son will one day go to this high school since have no wish to move. I have no problem with the name, just people with too much time to complain.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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How is this for a differing viewpoint. If I was Jewish I would not want my kids to go to Lebanon High School. That is an area of the world where a large percentage of the population wants to inflict pain on Israel. Likewise, if I was middle eastern, I would not want to attend Israel High School.

Might be sad, but it is the world we live in.
This is the most ignorant comment I've read. That may be your world but it's far from reality. A Jewish person has already addressed it and I know many Muslems who have no problem with the name Israel. In fact there is chapter in Koran titled "children of Israel". Moosa (Moses) is a pretty common Islamic name.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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This is the most ignorant comment I've read. That may be your world but it's far from reality. A Jewish person has already addressed it and I know many Muslems who have no problem with the name Israel. In fact there is chapter in Koran titled "children of Israel". Moosa (Moses) is a pretty common Islamic name.
I can't speak for every Jew in Dallas, but I did ask people at temple and most of them hadn't even heard the story. When I explained the situation to them, they laughed.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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This Jew doesn't care. None of the rest of the Jews I know care either. We know that there's a "Lebanon the Country" and "Lebanon the City."

Even if people don't know that there used to be a small town named Lebanon where Frisco is now, they usually realize that it's a historical name of some kind and doesn't refer to the country nor does it imply anti-Semitism.

People really need to get a grip.

I can't speak for Arabs or Muslims (who would probably howl at a school named "Israel High") but all the Jews I know think this is a non-issue.
Along similar lines, way north of Chicago, there is a suburb called Zion, and it houses the (now closed) Zion nuclear power plant. I'm pretty sure nobody (Muslim or otherwise) had a problem with the name. OK, maybe SOMEBODY somewhere had a problem with the name, in the sense that there's always that one crackpot wearing a sandwich board saying the world's about to end because of something or another.

Oh well, we all need to get bothered by something or another.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Along similar lines, way north of Chicago, there is a suburb called Zion, and it houses the (now closed) Zion nuclear power plant. I'm pretty sure nobody (Muslim or otherwise) had a problem with the name. OK, maybe SOMEBODY somewhere had a problem with the name, in the sense that there's always that one crackpot wearing a sandwich board saying the world's about to end because of something or another.

Oh well, we all need to get bothered by something or another.
There's a school in Dallas named Zion. It's Lutheran I think.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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This could be bad news for the town of Palestine, TX.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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This could be bad news for the town of Palestine, TX.
LOL good one!
 
Old 01-19-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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This is the most ignorant comment I've read. That may be your world but it's far from reality. A Jewish person has already addressed it and I know many Muslems who have no problem with the name Israel. In fact there is chapter in Koran titled "children of Israel". Moosa (Moses) is a pretty common Islamic name.
I did not mean to offend, but instead, offered a viewpoint that a school's name should not offend anyone who attends. Now you might think that the person who originally brought this issue up to the school district is ignorant and dumb, but unless you think she is a liar as well, she has 100 emails and 2 dozen phone calls from people that share her concern. That is reality.

I think school should be a fostering place for young minds to grow. If the school mascot offends, school name offends, etc., change it and move on.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 02:17 PM
 
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I did not mean to offend, but instead, offered a viewpoint that a school's name should not offend anyone who attends. Now you might think that the person who originally brought this issue up to the school district is ignorant and dumb, but unless you think she is a liar as well, she has 100 emails and 2 dozen phone calls from people that share her concern. That is reality.

I think school should be a fostering place for young minds to grow. If the school mascot offends, school name offends, etc., change it and move on.
Your username offends me. Can you change it and move on?
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