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Reader comment on item: Why Oslo's Hopes Turned to Dust

Submitted by Chava Casper (United States), Sep 9, 2003 at 11:44

As always, you are right on the money.

Thank you for being a (too-often lone) voice of sanity and sense.

I note your very-welcome use of the term Arab-Israeli. I would love to see a public suggestion - by someone of your stature - on the issue of the term "Palestinian". As a writer, but even as a reasonably intelligent human being, I understand the power of words. I don't have precise data, but it seems to me that the media and the powers-that-be "rewarded" the violence the Arabs unleashed 3 years ago with a switch from Arab to Palestinian. The very use of the term gives undue validity to the fantasy of an Arab Palestine that the Jews usurped.

Thank you for your attention.

May you go from strength to strength.

Chava Casper, PhD

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