Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 22:57:31 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: gapers' block
Alice Faber points out,
In the subject of continental drift (as it were), when I was last in Israel
(mid 70's), Israel still controlled Sinai. Reservists who were assigned
to Sinai referred to this as being stationed in Africa. So, wherever Israel
is, it's *not* in Africa, I guess.
For awhile there, until Israel gave the Sinai back to Egypt, it was--by this
geography--a trans-continental state, as Turkey is by everyone's definition
and Panama is by some, not to mention Russia/the USSR. But if the Suez is
the dividing line, then Israel wasn't in Africa then but Egypt is (just
barely) in Asia (again) now.