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Bar Refaeli boldly quotes the wrong guy

In comment on Gaza conflict, Israeli model invokes a Star Trek character

Bar Refaeli (photo credit: CC BY-SA Laurent Jean Philippe, Flickr)
Bar Refaeli (photo credit: CC BY-SA Laurent Jean Philippe, Flickr)

Supermodel Bar Refaeli made a cringe-inducing error on her Twitter feed on Wednesday, falsely attributing a quote said by an Abraham Lincoln character on “Star Trek” to the former president of the United States himself.

“There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. there is nothing good in war, except its ending -Abraham Lincoln,” Refaeli posted, with the hashtag #stopterror, alongside an Instagram photo of herself on the beach.

The statement presumably came in response to the ongoing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, and the constant rocket bombardment on Israeli cities by Hamas.

The only problem: The quote was never actually uttered by Honest Abe. Rather, in “Star Trek” season 3, episode 22, Captain Kirk and Spock encounter a Lincoln figure who imparts these words.

According to the Internet Movie Database, the plot of the episode is as follows: “Kirk, Spock, Abraham Lincoln, and Surak are pitted in battle against four notorious villains from history for the purpose of helping a molten rock creature’s understanding of a concept he does not understand, ‘good verses evil.'”

With the internet offering a plethora of false quotes and faulty attributions, it seems the woman once voted most beautiful in the world has boldly gone where all too many men (and women, and Yesh Atid MKs) have gone before.

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