Wednesday, September 10, 2003
A joke apparently current in Palestinian circles:
Yasser Arafat is riding in a car with Mahmoud Abbas, when he spots an obstacle. "Abu Mazen, there's a tree in the road!" Mr. Arafat cries. But the car continues on its way. Mr. Arafat's warnings grow more frantic as they approach collision.
Finally, the car hits the tree, and as the two Palestinian leaders stumble from the wreckage, battered and bruised, Mr. Arafat turns to Mr. Abbas and says, "Abu Mazen, I told you there was a tree!"
Mr. Abbas replies, miserably, "But you were driving."