Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 22:57:31 EST From: Larry Horn 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. Larry