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    An Irish United Nations translator has been offered a job if she needs one by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after an anti-Palestinian gaffe.

    The interpreter, who is said to be Irish, was caught on a live microphone making a critical comment as the UN debated nine resolutions that sided with Palestinians in their conflict with Israel.
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    Very D4 accent. Doesn't surprise me at all.

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    Nice to be lectured by the delegate from San Salvador.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    Very D4 accent. Doesn't surprise me at all.
    Actually, I don't think it sounds anything like a D4/Deefer, accent, which in itself is a misnomer. The "Dort" accent is much more prevalent at points south of Mount Merrion Ave, and Mount Anville Rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    Actually, I don't think it sounds anything like a D4/Deefer, accent, which in itself is a misnomer. The "Dort" accent is much more prevalent at points south of Mount Merrion Ave, and Mount Anville Rd.
    It's upper class in any case. Where would you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    It's upper class in any case. Where would you say?
    Think it is a fairly non-descript Dub accent, not necessarily "upper class". "Dort" being at one end of the spectrum, and the "Dis, Dat, Doze, and Deze" people being at the opposite end, I think it falls close to the middle.
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    Just after the vote on The Applicability of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War 12 August 1949 to The Occupied Palestinian Territory, Including East Jerusalem and The Other Occupied Arab Territories, the Irish interpreter voiced her annoyance at the criticism of Israel by 106 representatives. Six representatives voted against the decision: Israel, United States, Canada, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau.

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