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Silesia or Cilicia?

Reader comment on item: Next Steps in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Submitted by Peter (United States), Mar 1, 2007 at 07:41

I believe Rep. Sherman spoke of Cilicia (southern Asia Minor) rather than Silesia. It was once a Roman province, whose most famous native son was Paul the Apostle (he was a Jew of the city of Tarsus). In the middle ages, Cilicia was the site of an Armenian state; today it is part of Turkey.

And I think Rep. Sherman has a point. Why doesn't the US make it a point in discussions over the future of the Falastin Arabs that the Arab states which took in Falastin refugees naturalize them and their descendants. After all, is the USA can do it, why can't Egypt and Syria?


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