Monday, November 21, 2016

  • Monday, November 21, 2016
  • Elder of Ziyon
The earliest dated version I can find of this famous joke is from 2002, it was also in a book in 2003:

Have you heard the one about Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Chairman Yasir Arafat finally sitting down to negotiate? Sharon opened with a "biblical" tale.
"Before the Israelites came to the Promised Land and settled here, Moses led them for 40 years through the desert. One day, miraculously, a stream appeared. They drank and then decided to bathe. When Moses came out of the water, he found all his clothes missing.
" 'Who took my clothes?' Moses asked. 'It was the Palestinians,' replied the Israelites."
"Wait a minute," interrupted Arafat. "There were no Palestinians during the time of Moses!"
"All right," smirked Sharon, "now that we've got that settled, let's start talking."
There are variants, most of which  take place at the UN.

Now, this exact joke is on the Fatah Facebook page - but instead of saying "a Palestinian stole them"  they tell Moses that "an Israeli stole them" and the Israeli UN representative screams that there were no Israelis then.

The fact that the joke makes no sense from that perspective is of little importance to a regime that is a kleptocracy.



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