#4 barry goetz - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 17.01.10 | 00:20 (IST)

    It is common knowledge that George Mitchell's mother was born in Lebanon, so why do you bring it up as if you were giving us an inside scoop? As a United States Senator and statesman, George Mitchell himself, the subject of the article, made peace in Ulster, something that no one else had been able to do for nearly 100 years. So, you see, good things come from the American tradition of tolerance. Compare George Mitchell, a prominent Arab-American, to Avigdor Lieberman and Danny Ayalon, two of Israel's greatest gifts to statesmanship and diplomacy. If Lieberman had grown up in the United States instead of in the Stalinist USSR, where his ideas were formed, he, too, might have attained prominence for something other that being nasty.

    from the article: Report: Mitchell to arrive in Mideast this week with no plan, no agenda
    First published 10:06 16.01.10 | Last updated 15:09 16.01.10
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