01 November 2014

Margot Wallström - Avigdor Lieberman Ikea game - 1:2

The current result (1:2) in favor of Israeli Foreign ministry consists of the following main moves:

1. Lieberman:

Israel’s foreign minister slapped down Sweden’s decision to recognize the state of Palestine Thursday, saying the Middle East was “more complicated than self-assembly furniture at IKEA.”

2. Wallström:

“I think it’s a sign of a sense of humor, and I will be happy to send him a flat pack of IKEA furniture and he will also see that what you need to put that together is, first of all, a partner,” Wallstrom said in response.
3. The goal that broke the draw (so far) was scored by the general manager of Israeli Foreign Ministry, one Emmanuel Nachshon (Hebrew source):
It is nice [of her?] to send a set of Ikea furniture, but when it comes with a manual in unknown language and some screws are missing - it doesn't help.
Waiting for the next move.

P.S. So far it is a government employee and not a politico who displayed a real sense of humor.

In a loosely related news: Swedish Navy in its search for the mysterious Russian Submarine:


Dick Stanley said...

Sigh. A tank is a terrible thing to waste.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, consider all the years they try to catch up with that Russian sub. I start to think that it is some obsession with Scandinavian countries...