The Mediterranean is a mental convention, not a geographic reality. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 11.11.10 | 15:23 (IST)

    So what if nominally, France, Lybia, Israel and Albania share the same salt water pond? North Korea and Costa Rica share the Pacific. Is APEC a geographical reality? Nope. Euromed is a mental designation about the name of an sea, that is just convention. Waters are one. Cape Town has a "border" between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Is South Africa then a partner of Bangladesh or of Haiti? Montenegro and Algeria don't share anything more between them than Portugal and Senegal, which aren't on that pond. Euromed is a silly mental convention, not a geographic reality. It is not worth the effort to turn a conventional designation of salt water into a fuss over boycotts.

    from the article: Mediterranean summit canceled again due to Arab threat to boycott over Israel
    First published 02:45 11.11.10 | Last updated 02:45 11.11.10
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