Israeli Diplomat Says UNESCO Resolution Is Less Important Than Fixing His Toilet


Israelis are not known for their fondness of the United Nations and its institutions, but  Friday’s resolution that questioned the rich history that connects Israel to the anciet city of Chevron  angrier-than-usual response:

“Sorry … I have a very urgent … sorry, Mr. Chairman … it’s my plumber in my apartment in Paris. There is a huge problem in my toilet, and it’s more important than the decision you just adopted, thank you,” Carmel Shama-Hacohen, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, said sarcastically while addressing the forum’s annual gathering.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Ruth Eglash



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