Friday, May 16, 2008

Israel demands UN strike 'Nakba' from its lexicon

From Ynet News, 15/5/08, by Yitzhak Benhorin:

...Israel is demanding that the UN strike the word 'Nakba' from its lexicon, this after the world body's spokeswoman uttered it, apparently by mistake, in a press briefing she held Thursday night.

'Nakba', or 'catastrophe', [is how Arab propagandists refer] to ... Israel's inception in 1948.

... Ki-moon himself was also surprised by the controversy created by his gesture, as he was not aware that the use of the term was unacceptable to Israel and is a part of the Palestinian propaganda against it.

... The UN said the word had not been used by any of the world body's institutions or officials before, and it is estimated that it was purposely 'planted' by someone into the spokeswoman's text....

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