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  • Carole B.
    8:34am - Sat Aug 06th, 2011
    Interview with Mr. Ereikat of PLO
    Dear Mr. Plotkin,
    Thank you for including a Palestinian voice in the public discussion on Middle East peace. Mr. Ereikat is an eloquent spokesman for the Palestinian position. We all need to try to understand that there are two narratives, Jewish and Arab, both meriting our sympathy, in the Palestine-Israel situation. This is what makes the situation so intractable: there is truth on both sides. And, contrary to the impression that some folks may have gotten, Mr. Ereikat was NOT promoting Hamas, but was simply trying to explain what Hamas is all about.
    I am a white American Christian with no connections to the Arab world except through my reading and tourism. But even I can see that the Palestinians in the refugee camps are suffering.
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  • יעקב חיים
    11:44pm - Sat Aug 06th, 2011
    Then you better start learning all over again
    It is the PLO, Hamas, and all the Arab charters to destroy Israel, kill Jews, and convert the world to Islam. What that terrorist, who WTOP should never have invited on air, stated is a bunch of crap. There has been zero, nada, not one iota of proof that the land is the "Pals", much less the existence of such a group.

    Truth be told, the Roman empire named it Palistina as an affront to Jews. It was NEVER a country, it was a region that included Israel, Syria, Trans-Jordan, Lebanon, part of Iran, and part of Iraq. Let the "Pals" go there and leave the Jewish nation alone.

    Also, the Israeli Arabs (they refuse to be called "Palestinians") don't want a Palistinian state. They like having jobs, health insurance, homes, food, etc.
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  • Carole B.
    8:50am - Sat Aug 06th, 2011
    Interview with Mr. Ereikat
    Dear Mr. Plotkin,
    Thank you for including a Palestinian voice in the discussion on Middle East peace. Mr. Ereikat is an eloquent apokesman for the Palestinian position. We all need to try to understand that there are two narratives, Jewish and Arab, both meriting our sympathy, involved in the Palestine-Israel situation. This is what makes the situation so intractable: there is truth on both sides.
    I am a white American Christian with no ties to the Arab world except through reading and tourism. But even I can see that the Palestinians in the refugee camps are suffering.
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