The Israeli Ambassador at the U.N. began, "Ladies and gentlemen before I commence with my speech, I want to relay an old Passover story to all of you.  When Moses was leading the Jews out of Egypt toward the Promised Land, he had to go through the nearly endless Sinai desert."

"When they reached the Promised Land, the people had become very thirsty and needed water.  So Moses struck the side of a mountain with his staff and a pond appeared with crystal clear, cool water.  The people rejoiced and drank to their hearts' content."

"Moses wished to cleanse his whole body, so he went over to the other side of the pond, took off all his clothes and dived into the cool waters.  Only when Moses came out of the water, he discovered that all his clothes had been stolen. And he said, 'I have reasons to believe that the Palestinians stole my clothes.'"

The Palestinian delegate to the UN, hearing this accusation, jumps from his seat and screams out "This is a travesty. It is widely known that there were no Palestinians there at that time!"

"And with that in mind," said the Israeli Ambassador, "let me now begin my speech."