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Kathleen Peratis

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Kathleen Peratis

Kathleen Peratis, longtime peace activist and co-chair of the Middle East Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, has traveled to Israel at least twice a year for the past twenty years.


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On a recent visit to Gaza, officials from both factions told me they are ready to accept the results of new elections, win or lose.

For most of an intense, three-hour conversation with a Hamas leader, three Jewish visitors were both comfortable and chutzpadik.