JOKE OF THE WEEK, 21 Aug 2023

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Palestinian father wrote to his only son in an Israeli prison how hard it was to dig up the soil to plant potatoes, and how much he wished his son was home and could help him. His son wrote back,

“For heaven’s sake, father, don’t dig in the garden, that is where I buried the weapons!”

The next morning at 4 am, an Israeli bulldozer accompanied by two armored cars came and dug up the entire garden, but found no weapons. The father wrote to his son what had happened. The son wrote back,

“Now plant your potatoes, father, this is the best I could do for you from here.”



Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. Fischer was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University 1986-88, has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities, and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.




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