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Another Slippery Tactic?

Reader comment on item: State's Terror Untruths

Submitted by Rochelle Wolf (United States), May 28, 2002 at 07:32

Dr Pipes - In addition to the problems you cited in defining terrorism, I have noted another means of deflecting charges of terrorism: At an AJ Committee conference in Washington earlier this month, I questioned State Department spokesman Marc Grossman about how many more "one last chances" Arafat would be given. He turned the question around and attempted to make it sound as if I were unwilling to give peace a chance! (more upsetting was the lack of outrage in the audience at Dr. Grossman's enthusiam for the Saudi peace proposal, the quartet, etc.)

Second example: When Netanyahu spoke at a pro-Israel rally in Trafalgar Square. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks denounced the speech as inappropriate, because "everyone else was in favor of peace." (Jerusalem Report, June 3, p. 9)

So, are we to conclude that those who want to combat terrorism don't want peace?

Rochelle Wolf

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