My Mideast Punchlines: those Swedes are the real turnips…

UNESCO rejected Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem. On Israeli Independence Day, no less.

The Arabs enjoy an automatic majority, but Israel claimed a moral victory in the numbers. The vote passed 22-10 with 23 abstentions and three countries absent, meaning more countries abstained than voted with the Arabs. You can see the full text of the resolution.

Israel reprimanded Sweden’s ambassador for being the only European country to vote for the resolution.

The poor turnip has become a euphemism for someone of very limited intelligence. I vote that we now rehabilitate that put-upon root vegetable and substitute it with SWEDE.


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