"I was surprised," said Huda Salem, a Muslim social worker from Bethlehem in a telephone interview after her visit. "We always think that Jews think we're only terrorists, but they think differently than what we see on TV."
"I'm very satisfied with this visit," said Faraj-Falah [a Druze professor] "If not, I wouldn't spend so much time organizing these events."
Most of the pro-Israel HPers were happy to hear about these baby steps towards peacemaking. The anti-Israel HPers didn't even bother to pretend the conference was a good thing before launching into their standard talking points. Here's a sampling:
Apparently nothing Israelis do besides surrendering to Palestinian knives is good enough.