Subject: UN story
An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the
United Nations Assembly and made the world community smile:
The Palestinian Representative's Speech at the UN
'Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses.
When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, 'What a
good opportunity to have a bath!'
He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the
When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.
An Israeli had stolen them.'
The Israeli representative jumped up furiously
shouted, 'What are you talking about? The Israelis weren't there
The Palestinian representative smiled and said:
'And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.'