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Response to Pilger

The New Statesman has published some letters denouncing and applauding John Pilger’s revolting cover story from last week in which, among other things, he asserted there had been no suicide bombings in Israel before Ariel Sharon became prime minister.

I hope those who dismissed this as an inconsequential mistake will read this letter in particular:

My 20-year-old daughter Alisa was murdered in a suicide bombing in April 1995, years before Sharon came to power. Islamic Jihad carried out that attack and proudly took credit for the martyrdom of the bomber. What other facts does John Pilger have wrong?

Stephen M Flatow
Jersey City, US

I hope Pilger reads it too.