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FOX FAIRY TALE | Israel and Iran Conflict

Updated on February 22, 2015
Israel and Iran Conflict
Israel and Iran Conflict

Fox Fairy Tale: The Israel and Iran Conflict

Read this fox fairy tale, a modern animal folk tale of the Israel and Iran Conflict. This animal fairy tale is a modern fable on two levels, for young and old.

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Clearly, world sanctions and sentiments have done nothing to stop Iran in its development of the doomsday weapon. As the crisis reaches critical mass, Israeli citizens were issued new gas masks and new instructions in the event of attack.

If you want a simple explanation of the Israel and Iran conflict appropriate for children, read this fox fairy tale. (The animal folk tale for grownups is also included.)

Writer Fox™ so solemnly swears that what follows is an official directive from the Wadi Homefront Defense Ministry, issued to all Fennec Foxes to be read to kits (not a typo) to comfort them in these troubling times.

Listening to the Animal Fairy Tale
Listening to the Animal Fairy Tale

The Fox Tale

by Writer Fox™

Once upon a recent time, ol' Fox found hisself in a mess o' consternation.

His ol' Cuz was a makin' a big ol' club an' a fixin' to come after ol' Fox an' give him a wallop upside his big ol' ears an' knock his little ol' head clean off.

His Ima done said ol' Uncle to be a dealin' with ol' Cuz, an' ol' Fox should jest be a mindin' his patience, that he should. She said, "You'll bring us a world o' trouble from ol' Uncle if you go a scratchin' after ol' Cuz."

An' Ima jest fuss an' fuss all night at ol' Fox. An' all the while ol' Cuz was jest a makin' that big ol' club a bigger an' a bigger, an' ol' Fox jest couldn't get a good day's sleep a thinkin' about it all. 'Sides that, ol' Fox figured that ol' Cuz, mean as he be, might jest take a wallop at ol' Uncle with that big ol' club he was a makin'.

Ol' Fox thought time done run out, an' he done made up his mind to take care o' things.

Israel and Iran Map
Israel and Iran Map
Fennec Foxes
Fennec Foxes

The Fox in the Oil Patch

So, late one night ol' Fox got hisself a plan an' he lit outa his fox hole an' went a sneakin' off to the oil patch. An' he found that place where ol' Cuz was a makin' that big ol' club an' he done set it on fire, he did.

An', lawsy, what a fire did burn in that oil patch!

An' ol' Fox flew 'way from there as fast as he could an' he ran right into big ol' Uncle a standin' in his way as tall as a tree, as tall as ol' Fox was small.

Ol' Uncle picked up ol' Fox by his big ol' ears an' he says: "Well, you've done it now. Your ol' Cuz gonna 'xpect me to punish you. I'm a gonna cut off your arms, ol' Fox."

Now ol' Fox knew ol' Uncle was serious an' there weren't no way o' negotiatin' outa punishment. But ol' Fox had a plan for this all along.

Fennec Kit
Fennec Kit

Uncle

So ol' Fox says, "You have every reason to be angry ol' Uncle, an', whatever you do, please, oh please, don't throw me to the peace table with ol' Cuz."

Ol' Uncle watched ol' Fox be a fearful an' be a shakin'. He decided that throwin' ol' Fox to the peace table with ol' Cuz was just what he'd do, an' that ol' Fox couldn't sign no 'greement if he had no arms.

So big ol' Uncle jest threw ol' Fox to the peace table.

Writer Fox and Ima
Writer Fox and Ima

The Peace Table

Soon ol' Fox was jest rollin' over an' a laughin' an' a laughin' till he could laugh no more, 'cause he knew all along that ol' Cuz would never be there at the peace table an', sure 'nough, he wasn't. Oh, no he wasn't! Just like ol' Fox thought, ol' Cuz was in the oil patch startin' to build a new big ol' club for to come after ol' Fox.

But ol' Fox ran all the way home to his den an' sat right down to his own little table an' his Ima's rabbit pie.

The Safe Little Den

Now ol' Fox knew that he might jest have to do it all over again when ol' Cuz start makin' that new club a bigger an' a bigger.

But he jest thought to hisself that'd be alright, so long as he could come home to his safe little den an' his Ima's rabbit pie.

An' then he slept all day long with a funny little grin on his furry little face.

(No animals were harmed in making this webpage.)

And the moral of this fox fairy tale is . . .

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My, what big ears I have!
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Take me home with you.
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You can choose this soft, squeezable fennec fox and have it gift-wrapped, too.

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Fox and Br'er Rabbit
Fox and Br'er Rabbit

Fox Fairy Tale Dialect

This animal folk tale is written in the Gullah dialect that was spoken in the deep South at the time of the American Civil War. It was forever memorialized by Joel Chandler Harris in his Uncle Remus stories (translated into 40 languages and in print since 1880) and later in the Walt Disney Movie, Song of the South released in 1946.

Joel Chandler Harris acquired the dialect as a teenager while working on a southern plantation. He was captivated by the animal tales and trickster stories that African slaves brought to America from their native culture. Many of the Uncle Remus tales were first published in the Atlanta Constitution newspaper where Harris worked as a journalist.

Writing in his biography, Mark Twain recounts reading these stories to his children, much to their delight. Mark Twain wrote of Harris, "In the matter of writing [the African-American dialect], he is the only master the country has produced."

Rudyard Kipling wrote Harris a letter stating that his Uncle Remus tales "ran like wild fire through an English Public school."

Perhaps the most famous Uncle Remus animal tale is The Adventures of Br'er Rabbit.

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus
The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

Uncle Remus Fox Fairy Tales

This is the most comprehensive collection of Uncle Remus tales, weighing in at 848, beautifully illustrated pages. It is called the "treasure trove of African American folklore." These animal tales are for readers age 12 and up, but younger children love hearing these stories read. There is an ample glossary in the back that helps with the dialect. This is the classic edition for your library.

Author, civil rights activists and former leader of the NAACP James Weldon Johnson said that this collection is

"the greatest body of folklore America has produced."

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus
The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

Put this great American classic in your library.

 

Israel and Iran Conflict - The Tale for Grownups

A nuclear missile launched from an Iranian land-based facility will hit Tel Aviv in eight minutes, much less time if launched by sea. One analyst projects:

"Fallout from a single, 1 megaton surface blast would kill every living thing inside a 90 mile/145 km radius. The environment within a 160 mile/257 km radius would be poisoned for at least a decade. Firestorms would erupt that could not be extinguished. Imagine the carnage from multiple warheads."

When a Nuclear Bomb Hits Tel Aviv

Nuclear Bomb on Tel Aviv, Israel
Nuclear Bomb on Tel Aviv, Israel

From the pilot's cockpit, watch the most powerful nuclear bomb in human history as it is dropped.

Is Iran Bluffing?

"Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken. Today, the reason for the Zionist regime's existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation. They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy it."

– Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2008, on the day of Israel's 60th birthday celebration.

"The nations of the region will soon finish off the usurper Zionists [Israel] in the Palestinian land. A new Middle East will definitely be formed. With the grace of god and help of the nations, in the new Middle East there will be no trace of the Americans and Zionists."

– Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, August 17, 2012, on Iran's yearly protest against the fact that Jews live in Jerusalem.

Israel and Iran - the Present Threat to America

Over 3,600,000 views on YouTube, and counting.

Iran: The Nuclear Challenge
Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

by Robert D. Blackwill, Elliot Abrams, Robert M. Danin, Richard A. Falkenrath, Matthew Kroenig, Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Ray Takeyh

 

True Tales for Grownups - All Published in 2012

"Iran: The Nuclear Challenge maps the objectives, tools, and strategies for dealing with one of the most vexing issues facing the United States and global community today."

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), author, is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries."

Iran and the Bomb

"Released as policymakers in Washington and other capitals debate whether to deal with the Iran question once and for all, Iran and the Bomb contains everything needed to understand the crisis and develop an informed, independent opinion on what should be done about it."

Israel Vs. Iran

"Assassinations, computer viruses, and Western sanctions might not be enough to stop Iran, the authors argue. They outline the choice Israel faces: launch a military strike, which could lead to an all-out regional war, or tacitly accept a nuclear Iran, which would lead to a new balance of power in the Middle East. In 2012 Israel appears closer than ever to making a decision."

Yaakov Katz, co-author, is the military correspondent and senior defense analyst for the Jerusalem Post and the Israel correspondent for Jane's Defence Weekly. Dr. Yoaz Hendel is a military historian, a lecturer at Bar Ilan University, and a director in the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He has also served as a military affairs columnist for Yediot Ahronot, Israel's largest news daily.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      The U.S. is spending huge amounts of money on its diplomacy and sanctions approach. A single, targeted airstrike is not that expensive by comparison. But there is more to consider and that is the cost of human lives. At a certain stage, taking out a nuclear facility will involve releasing nuclear contamination.

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      LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

      From what I see on the international news, Writer Fox, I find it hard to imagine that the US government could afford to get involved in any further conflict. Isn't the US facing their next financial crisis in February?

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      to Randy Godwin:

      Joel Chandler Harris was a master of the folk tale and his body of works still reaches a wide audience. As a teller-of-Georgia-tales yourself, I hope people will follow the link and read your tales from the Georgia South. Thanks for your comment and support.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      to LongTimeMother:

      Tsar Bomba was detonated more than 50 years ago. It still strikes fear. Russia has not given up its own nuclear ambitions and is the principal behind Iran's nuclear facilities. The future for Western Civilization is at risk. I appreciate you're reading this and your comment.

      Although Israel has obtained assistance from Saudi Arabia to intervene via an air strike, it would be easier with American military assistance. I hope you cast your vote for that on the link above. Obama doesn't seem to realize that the threat from Iran's nukes is aimed first at the U.S. That is why Iran refers to the U.S. as 'The Great Satan.' You can learn why this is by reading the history of the Yom Kippur War:

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Yom-Kippu

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      Randy Godwin 3 years ago from Southern Georgia

      What a coincidence WF, I was just reading about Harris' life last night. I like the way you used similar characters to pen this sobering tale of modern times. I've visited his hometown several times as it's not too far from my own. Enjoyed this hub!

      --RG

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      LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

      I fear for the world that our children are living in. I don't know how long it will take, but there will be nuclear tragedy. The video of the Tsar Bomba should be enough to make every country turn away from nuclear weapons. Will we never learn?

      Voted up +.

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      It was just announced that Iran is building another launch site for intercontinental ballistic missiles. It already has two of these and their only use is for offensive weapon delivery. These are not needed to reach Israel. Iran can target Israel with its present weaponry. Those ICBMs are for America and they are being built with Russian assistance. 7,000 new centrifuges have been installed, including 1,000 with advanced enrichment capabilities. The Obama administration is doing nothing. It is still talking about sanctions that haven't worked so far and will never work. It is America which is living under the threat of annihilation. And Omaba is fiddling . . .

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      LaurieNunley517 4 years ago from Deep South

      No, Iran is not bluffing...some of us do understand the danger to us and to Israel though we don't know, in this generation, what it's like to live under the threat of annihilation. Thank you for articles like yours that keep the danger to both of us in the public eye. America and Israel must maintain solidarity. LOL I appreciate the use of Gulluh dialect...I grew up hearing it...Geechee girl, that's me. Blessings.

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I appreciate your comments, Shofarcall. The Iranian threat is greater against America than against Israel. It is unfortunate for American citizens that President Obama has taken no direct action and the delay has made Iran stronger and its capabilities for violence more deadly.

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      shofarcall 4 years ago

      I agree with the Professor and would add that "all of Europe" has little understanding of the Middle East Conflict. We have proof of this when we see how they almost all voted against Israel at the most recent UN vote regarding Palestine.

      Another fantastic hub on the region. Thank you.

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I so very much appreciate your comment, Professor. I have read several of your articles on this website about the Holocaust and was moved by your insight and the quality of your research.

      The Israel and Iran conflict affects the world and that nuclear time bomb is ticking.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Extraordinarily powerful and effective presentation. I am a College history professor (Modern European, German, Holocaust History) and I find (tragically, in my opinion) that most students, and presumably their parents, have little understanding of the Middle East Conflict and no understanding of the terribly high stakes of this conflict or the possibility of destruction with which Israelis must live.

      Thank you for your materials and presentations on this issue. Sharing.