The island of Cyprus, madame. World famous for beauty, and long, tragic history. Been conquered many times, conquered by Phoenicians, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians; also conquered by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Turks. Purchased from Turkey by your esteemed self, the British Empire. All Cyprus most wanted the British.
[correcting him] I'm an American.
Fond of Americans, also; we Cypriots are fond of everybody.
Ari Ben Canaan:
Taha, old friend, and very dear brother; Karen, child of light... and daughter of Israel: Shalom.
Barak Ben Canaan:
God, don't let my brother die at the end of a British rope.