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The U.N. Vote

f8bff42c6c3a9f555812be3eb3f508d4Legendary Israeli diplomat Abba Eban – who served as Israeli ambassador to the U.N. in the ‘40s and ‘50s and, later, as Foreign Minister – famously described the United Nations this way:

“If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.”

Turns out he was too optimistic.

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