Monday, November 19, 2007


For those of you who are following US policy in the Middle East, I came across something interesting today, in a blog posting at The Nation:

… after years of scorning Arab-Israeli diplomacy, Rice has become such a freqent[sic] visitor to the region that she given[sic] birth to a new verb in Israeli government circles: “lecondel.” According to the New York Times, the verb—based on Ms. Rice’s first name—means “to come and go for meetings that produce few results.”
I didn’t bother to go searching for the NYT article.