from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Eban, Abba 1915-2002. South African-born Israeli politician who served as Israel's first permanent delegate to the United Nations (1949-1959), ambassador to the United States (1950-1959), and foreign minister (1966-1974).


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  • Rostow recalled Eban's statement to Secretary that Israeli stand on Jerusalem represented

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  • That perspicuous editor had instantly identified the style of the article with that of the "Eban" series, part of which he had read in typograph.

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  • Already his space bills were the largest, consistently, on the staff, due chiefly to his indefatigable industry in devoting every spare office hour to writing his "Eban" sketches, now paid at sixteen dollars a column, and Sunday "specials."

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  • As in the days of the "Eban" sketches, now on the press for book publication, it was write, rewrite, and re-rewrite, the typed sheets coming back to Miss Westlake amended, interlined, corrected, but always successively shortened and simplified.

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  • a day, and the "Eban" skits on the editorial page, now paid at double rates because of their popularity, added a pleasant surplus.

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  • Why don't you write one of your 'Eban' sketches on John H. Stage-Door? "

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  • As they look across their northern border, Pennsylvanians can be forgiven for thinking of New Yorkers the way Abba Eban once described the Palestinians: They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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  • The absence of the definite article "the" before "territories" was no accident: Issued a mere six months after Israel's astounding triumph over the concerted Arab attempt to obliterate the Jewish state, the resolution reflected acceptance by the Security Council of the existential threat posed by the 1949 armistice line, memorably described by Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban as "Auschwitz borders."

    Land for War

  • El Al did not fly to Buenos Aires, but Argentina was celebrating its 150th birthday, so the Mossad decided to salute the event with a dignitaries' delegation that landed in a special El Al flight, led by a clueless Abba Eban, then education minister.

    How Israeli Spies Pulled It Off

  • Will the Palestinians seize this chance, or once again prove Eban right on never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity?

    David Harris: The Palestinians: Once Again Missing an Opportunity?


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