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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 12:25 AM
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39. sigh... such a poor misquote of the far more articulate Abba Eban.
Speaking before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the prime minister noted that "the UN can also adopt a resolution that the world is flat."

The actual quote:

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.

-Abba Eban
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  -PM: We can't stop UN recognition of Palestinian state bemildred  May-30-11 01:34 PM   #0 
  - Maybe he should have said  dipsydoodle   May-30-11 01:47 PM   #1 
  - Livni: Netanyahu is too weak to prevent unilateral declaration of Palestinian state  bemildred   May-30-11 02:18 PM   #2 
  - Livni would be too weak also. Oil buys many things, including Palestinian recognition. n/t  shira   Jun-01-11 07:07 PM   #47 
     - You think Bibi is the best, the right guy for the job? nt  bemildred   Jun-01-11 07:14 PM   #48 
  - Police: Recognition of Palestinian state could ignite violent protests  bemildred   May-30-11 02:20 PM   #3 
  - i think this is going to backfire on the palestinians  Mosby   May-30-11 02:39 PM   #4 
  - huh?  provis99   May-30-11 04:28 PM   #5 
     - jordan, syria and lebanon have refugee camps  Mosby   May-30-11 06:14 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-31-11 02:32 AM   #7 
  - Incorrect. The GA can give state recognition to Palestine.  tootrueleft   May-31-11 05:30 AM   #8 
     - The President of the UN General Assembly disagrees with you  oberliner   May-31-11 05:39 AM   #9 
        - No he doesn't. Recognising a state and granting it UN membership are two different things.  tootrueleft   May-31-11 07:08 AM   #10 
        - Yes he does - and they are not two different things  oberliner   May-31-11 08:22 AM   #11 
           - From the article YOU posted where Deiss MAKES the distinction you are denying...  tootrueleft   May-31-11 09:35 AM   #12 
              - Exactly - which is precisely the point I am making  oberliner   May-31-11 10:22 AM   #15 
                 - LOL! you are so full of it. We'll let the other posters read the facts. Septembers gonna be fun...  tootrueleft   May-31-11 10:32 AM   #16 
                 - I reprinted the text directly from the UN website  oberliner   May-31-11 11:44 AM   #19 
                    - YOUR link: "Deiss...made a distinction between U.N. membership and recognition of Palestine as a  tootrueleft   May-31-11 12:07 PM   #22 
                       - But there is more  azurnoir   May-31-11 12:16 PM   #23 
                       - Yes indeedy. 377 provides a way forward following any self-humiliating veto by the US  tootrueleft   May-31-11 12:29 PM   #25 
                       - I would hope the poster above would have been able to clear things up for you  oberliner   May-31-11 03:43 PM   #30 
                       - Thank you for clarifying  oberliner   May-31-11 03:41 PM   #29 
                       - I don't understand what you are missing here  oberliner   May-31-11 03:41 PM   #28 
                       - Wrong again. Check 377  tootrueleft   May-31-11 04:04 PM   #32 
                          - I hope this information helps you  oberliner   Jun-01-11 07:03 PM   #46 
                       - but did he say anything...  Shaktimaan   Jun-01-11 12:31 AM   #40 
                 - Problems with nomenclature  bemildred   May-31-11 11:15 AM   #17 
                    - The UN General Assembly already recommended the creation of a Palestinian state on December 15, 1988  oberliner   May-31-11 11:46 AM   #20 
                       - Like I said, they can do as many as they like. nt  bemildred   May-31-11 12:23 PM   #24 
                          - Right - but what makes this significant, I think, is the potential Security Council involvement  oberliner   May-31-11 03:38 PM   #27 
                             - Well, I disagree, sort of.  bemildred   May-31-11 04:01 PM   #31 
                                - Assad is still in power, so is Ghadaffi - and nothing has changed in Iran  oberliner   May-31-11 05:13 PM   #33 
                                   - IDF chief: Israel faces growing range of threats, from 'knife to nuclear'  bemildred   May-31-11 05:22 PM   #34 
                                      - There were incoming flotillas and fears of Iranian nuclear attacks well before the "Arab Spring"  oberliner   May-31-11 05:25 PM   #35 
                                         - Ben Stein: "Arab Spring" is a fraud  bemildred   May-31-11 05:28 PM   #36 
                                         - Ben Stein? That man is a tool.  oberliner   Jun-01-11 04:25 AM   #41 
                                            - True.  bemildred   Jun-01-11 09:20 AM   #42 
                                               - Fair enough  oberliner   Jun-01-11 10:12 AM   #43 
                                               - Most of these issues have been chewed over endlessly.  bemildred   Jun-01-11 10:25 AM   #44 
                                         - Humpty Obumpty and the Arab Spring  bemildred   May-31-11 06:26 PM   #37 
        - YOUR link: "Deiss...made a distinction between U.N. membership and recognition of Palestine as a  tootrueleft   May-31-11 12:04 PM   #21 
  - Palestinians plan to approach UN Security Council about statehood in July  bemildred   May-31-11 09:40 AM   #13 
  - It seems the Palestinians are playing their chips correctly  Harmony Blue   May-31-11 10:16 AM   #14 
  - Palestine will be as real or more so than Kosovo  wuushew   May-31-11 11:34 AM   #18 
  - Israel can not stop UN recognition of Palestine Israel expects the US to do that for them  azurnoir   May-31-11 01:05 PM   #26 
  - no matter what happens  Never Stop Dancin   May-31-11 06:52 PM   #38 
  - sigh... such a poor misquote of the far more articulate Abba Eban.  Shaktimaan   Jun-01-11 12:25 AM   #39 
     - I don't see that resolution getting 13 "no" votes  oberliner   Jun-01-11 06:57 PM   #45 
 

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