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We are not the enemy

An Arab Jew argues for bridging East and West with peace and justice for all

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/we_are_not_the_enemy_20110223

If I were in a position to go on Al Jazeera this week and deliver a message to the people of the Middle East, including Israelis, I would proudly declare myself an Arab Jew and remind everyone that Jews have been an integral part of the Middle East mosaic for millennia. We are not the enemy, and often we speak the same languages—Arabic, Farsi, Turkish etc. Our ancestors have lived in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Turkey and even Afghanistan for hundreds, sometimes thousands of years.

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