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November 19, 2013

Washington Office Director's Op-Ed: "Arab dispossession — the ‘Scarlet Letter’ lie"

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CAMERA's Washington D.C. Office Director Eric Rozenman's op-ed "Arab dispossession — the ‘Scarlet Letter’ lie" was published in the Washington Jewish Week.

Rozenman writes:

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, protagonist Hester Prynne must wear an “A” — for adultery — highlighting a sin not solely her own. So marked, she exists on the fringe of Puritan society. Israel, smeared with the “D” of dispossession, often finds itself forced to the diplomatic and intellectual margins for its purported original sin — expelling the Arabs of Palestine.

He continues:

Arab-Israeli peace will not be built on lies. In any truth and reconciliation process preceding the conflict’s end, Arabs should concede who dispossessed whom.

Read the complete op-ed here.

Posted by at November 19, 2013 09:46 AM

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