A Sense of Humour at the UN

An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly and made the world community smile.

A representative from Israel began, “Before beginning my talk, I want to tell you a story 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 water.  When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.  A Palestinian had stolen them.”

The Palestinian representative jumped up furiously and shouted, “What are you talking about – The Palestinians weren’t there then.”

The Israeli representative then smiled and said, “And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.”

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