In case you missed it last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again laid siege to Israel with his usual blistering, intellectual prowess, calling on Israel to "Go find somewhere else" to be a state. But he had no suggestions for a surrogate land mass.
Critics of "the man from 'Jad" were at a loss to counter this highbrow argument against the Jewish state's physical locale. However, some theorized he must have recently read author Michael Chabon's latest book, The Yiddish Policemen's Union. In it, Chabon posits a fictional world in which the Jewish people were forced to live in a remote Alaskan territory, after losing Israel's war of independence.
It's thought Ahmadinejad may have confused the fictional work for reality.
(If you haven't read the book, you should. It's fantastic.)