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Abba Eban

Data de nascimento: 2. Fevereiro 1915
Data de falecimento: 17. Novembro 2002
Outros nomes:Abba Solomon Eban


Abba Eban was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages.

In his career, he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations. He was also Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly and President of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Citações Abba Eban

„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.“

— Abba Eban
Comment about the United Nations General Assembly, as quoted in The Guardian (3 February 2004),3604,1137594,00.html.


„History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.“

— Abba Eban
Speech in London (16 December 1970); as quoted in The Times [London] (17 December 1970) and in Great Jewish Quotations (1996) by Alfred J. Kolatch, p. 115.

„The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.“

— Abba Eban
As quoted in The Jerusalem Post (18 November 2002); often misquoted as "Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." The quote is attributed to Abba Eban after the Geneva Peace Conference with Arab countries (21 December 1973).

„I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.“

— Abba Eban
Abba Eban wrote "Israel's Dilemmas: An Opportunity Squandered" in Stephen J. Roth, ed. "The Impact of the Six-Day War: A Twenty-Year Assessment".