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Subject: Great Abba Eban quote! Date: 12/9/2012 12:16 PM
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"If the Arab League made a motion at the U.N. General Assembly that the world was flat, they would get 40 votes for it." — Abba Eban (said in 1967, when there were a lot fewer countries.)
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Subject: Re: Great Abba Eban quote! Date: 12/9/2012 1:37 PM
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"If the Arab League made a motion at the U.N. General Assembly that the world was flat, they would get 40 votes for it." — Abba Eban (said in 1967, when there were a lot fewer countries.)


that was back in the days when Israel had literate people instead of brutes in the foreign ministry.

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Subject: Re: Great Abba Eban quote! Date: 12/9/2012 2:20 PM
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that was back in the days…

And yet, the statement still holds true. Except now they'd probably get 100 votes for it.

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Subject: Re: Great Abba Eban quote! Date: 12/9/2012 2:42 PM
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that was back in the days…

And yet, the statement still holds true. Except now they'd probably get 100 votes for it.

no doubt ...


After watching the spectacle called Lieberman for the last year, I've been thinking a lot about Abba Eban recently.

when I was 15 years old, in June of 1967, I remember watching TV with my father as Abba Eban spoke at the UN during the outbreak of the 6 day war.

What eloquence! Not only mastery of the language (and apparently 10 other languages) but so persuasive and clear as he explained the war from Israels perspective.


Today, we have Lieberman, a man who is a barely articulate brute, a disgrace really, to the memory of men like Eban.

Whoa unto Israel ... Dov

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Subject: Re: Great Abba Eban quote! Date: 12/9/2012 6:52 PM
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What eloquence! Not only mastery of the language …

Given that he was born in South Africa, and grew up in the UK, it's a reasonable assumption that English was his first language.

Avigdor Lieberman was born and raised in the former USSR, and didn't have nearly the educational opportunities that Eban had. (Lieberman applied to Kiev University, but was rejected because he was Jewish.)

Lieberman eventually earned his degree in international relations and political science.

You might not like his politics, but that doesn't make him an uneducated brute.

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Subject: Re: Great Abba Eban quote! Date: 12/9/2012 11:03 PM
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You might not like his politics, but that doesn't make him an uneducated brute.


and educated brute then .... ;0

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