Finally, as long promised, we’re getting some of our multimedia from the trip ready to share.
Here is the 5-minute film our videographer, Dominic Musacchio, made about the meeting we had with Hamas head Khaled Meshaal in Damascus on November 4. It culminates with the joke Meshaal made during his exchange with our delegation’s co-leader, Amb. Jack Matlock, who ad been Pres. Reagan’s last ambassador to the Soviet Union… But I think it gives a good flavor what Matlock was saying to Meshaal, too.
It was later in the same meeting that Meshaal made the statement about being open– in the context of the Palestinians have secured their rights in a state within the pre-1967 borders– to the prospect of having open diplomatic relations with Israel.