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2008-07-09 18:00:19

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee chair Ophir Paz-Pines dismissed and derided Israel's environmental efforts on Thursday at the Israel Democracy Institute's 16th annual Caesaria Conference. Paz-Pines charged that efforts being made now would only have a minimal effect and that Israel was missing the big picture. "The general consensus is that we have between 7-10 years to act to end global warming. Israel is on its way to becoming a desert...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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