Saturday, November 29, 2003

Ashrawi on the Sydney disinformation campaign: "But it backfired. It mobilized people who were either intimidated or who were not active. It also brought out people from the Jewish community who felt that this was way beyond repair. It did them a disfavour. It brought out the Palestinian and Arab-Australian community, as well as the peace-camp in Australia. I was amazed - thousands came out. Two halls were filled, as well as people outside. The negative protests were a handful, but the positive protests were in the thousands. So, as usual, they shot them themselves in the foot, and many of them admitted that they chose the wrong battle and that they should not have done it."

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