2011年 9月 21日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间11:17

Palestinians in UN Bid 巴勒斯坦提议加入联合国

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The site of the most intractable conflict in the modern era…

This land, occupied by Israel since 1967, has been fought over in two uprisings.

Now their officials have launched a campaign to join the United Nations as a full member state.

The idea's strongly opposed by Israel and its close ally, the United States, who say they'll veto the move.

中文文字稿

这里出现了当代历史上长久悬而未决的领土纠纷问题。

自从1967年以色列占领该地之后,这里曾出现了两次巴勒斯坦暴动。

现在巴勒斯坦官员发起一项提议,希望正式加入联合国。

这一提议受到以色列及其紧密盟友美国的反对,他们表示要否决这一提议。

词汇

intractable: 长期悬而未决的

uprisings: 暴动

launched a campaign: 发起一项提议

ally: 同盟

veto: 否决

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intractable / uprisings / launched a campaign / ally / veto

1.
Turkey used to be a close _______ of Syria, but has recently joined calls for Mr Assad to implement reforms.

2.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told me at the end of March that Turkey feared the chaos that might well follow the fall of President Assad. This is not like Egypt or Libya, he said. It has the potential to become an ___________ sectarian conflict, more like Iraq.

3.
But that proposal came with a caveat - a promise from Mr Obama that he would ___________ any bill eventually passed by Congress that cut healthcare but did not include new taxes on the rich.

4.
Six months after they started their ___________, Syrian opposition groups have for the first time agreed on a single body to represent them.

5.
Roald Dahl's family has __________________ to save the hut in which the late author wrote many of his best-loved stories.

答案

1.
Turkey used to be a close ally of Syria, but has recently joined calls for Mr Assad to implement reforms.

2.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told me at the end of March that Turkey feared the chaos that might well follow the fall of President Assad. This is not like Egypt or Libya, he said. It has the potential to become an intractable sectarian conflict, more like Iraq.

3.
But that proposal came with a caveat - a promise from Mr Obama that he would veto any bill eventually passed by Congress that cut healthcare but did not include new taxes on the rich.

4.
Six months after they started their uprising, Syrian opposition groups have for the first time agreed on a single body to represent them.

5.
Roald Dahl's family has launched a campaign to save the hut in which the late author wrote many of his best-loved stories.

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