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November 25, 2009

Matlock and Meshaal: the video

Filed under: Hamas,Multimedia resources — Helena Cobban @ 8:23 pm

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.



  1. Helena, did anyone in your party raise Hamas’ human rights violations with Khaled Meshaal? And if not, why not? I’m referring to the ones I linked to in your last post about your meeting.

    Comment by Joe in Australia — November 27, 2009 @ 1:07 am | Reply

  2. Yes, “Joe in Australia”, delegation people did ask about Hamas’s rights violations during the meeting. However, I’d be much more prepared to share information with you if you weren’t hiding behind completely bogus contact details in your interventions here.

    Comment by Helena Cobban — November 27, 2009 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  3. My name’s Joe. I live in Australia. And why would you think my contact details are bogus? I assure you that they aren’t.

    Comment by Joe in Australia — November 28, 2009 @ 8:22 am | Reply

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