Saturday, April 15, 2006

A Passover Story

A few days before Passover, the Israeli ambassador got up to speak at the U.N.

"Ladies, and gentlemen," he said. "I have much to say. But before I begin, let me tell you an old Passover story, as the holiday is almost upon us."

"When Moses was leading the Jews out of Israel he had to cross the near endless Sinai desert. The Israelites were so thirsty they could hardly go on. So Moses struck the side of a mountain with his staff and a pond appeared with crystal clean water. Now the people rejoiced and drank to their hearts content."

"But Moses wished to cleanse his entire body. So he went over the other side of the pond, took off his clothes and dove in. Only when he came out did he discover his clothes had been stolen. And I have good reason to believe that the Palestinians stole Moses' clothes."

At this point, the Palestinian delegate jumped out of his chair and screamed. "You lying fool! Everyone knows there were no Palestinians at that time!"

"Exactly," said the Israel Ambassador. "And with that, let me begin my speech."

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