Netanyahu (Photo: www.asianews.it/news-en/Netanyahu.)
Some of the following may be true:
The UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has been in conversation by phone with Mr Netanyahu, the leader of Israel:
UK Foreign secretary William Hague and Seb Coe. (Seb Coe splits from his wife)
Hague: Mr Netanyahu, you have illegally detained dozens of Britons and may put them on trial.
We are a little concerned.
Netanyahu: How is Seb Coe these days?
Hague: Fine thank you.
Now, it is unfortunate that you have attacked ships which carried some important passengers.
I refer to Edward Peck, a former US ambassador. (Gaza ships: the passenger list)
Former US ambassador, Edward Peck
Netanyahu: Did we care about Rachel Corrie?
Hague: You have detained US Navy veteran Joe Meadors. (Gaza ships: the passenger list)
Netanyahu: He was also on board the USS Liberty.
He should remember that the Pentagon worked with us in trying to sink that particular ship.
Hague: You have detained Henning Mankell, the author of the Inspector Wallander books.
You have detained three German MPs and a Swedish MP. (Gaza ships: the passenger list)
Netanyahu: Are you still doing a spot of wrestling with Sebastian Coe?
Hague: No I am not.
You have detained two Australian journalists.
Netanyahu: Listen Hague, we haven't shot the Australians, like we shot your James Miller.
Hague: May I remind you that when the Argentinians detained people in the Falklands, we took action.
Netanyahu: May I remind you about David Laws?