Bereishit 14:13 "And the fugitive came and he told Abram the Hebrew..."
the Hebrew: Heb. הָעִבְרִי. [So called] because he came from the other side (מֵעֵבֶר) of the [Euphrates] river (Gen. Rabbah 42:8).
“All the world was on one side, and he was on the other side.”
Below are a few questions asked to State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland at the November 27th briefing.
Your oldest ally, France, says today that it’s going to vote in favor of the Palestinian resolution as prepared, not any alternative. So I’m wondering if you can comment on that.
...But when you see something like that happening...does it not give anyone pause? Because this is going to be – whatever the final vote is, it’s going to be a lopsided outcome. The Palestinians are going to win. You don’t dispute that, right?
...Okay. But it doesn’t give you pause – in this case or in the case of the Cuba embargo vote, whichever year is the same, it doesn’t give you pause that – to think that maybe you are not actually taking a principled stand and that others are taking a principled stand when everyone – virtually everyone else in the world disagrees with you on the fundamental aspect of your policy? That doesn’t give anyone in this building pause? You just – or this Administration pause? You just charge right ahead regardless of what the rest of the world is saying?
Read full transcript: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/11/201105.htm
All I can say is that it was a good thing that Noah, Abraham and others just charged right ahead, regardless of what the rest of the world was saying.