At a recent Republican presidential primary debate, Palestinian American Abraham Hassan said the following to the Republican candidates:
“I’m here to tell you we do exist.”
Hassan is a self-described Palestinian American Republican from Jacksonville, Florida. During the debate, he asked the following question:
“How would a Republican Administration help bring peace to Palestine and Israel, when most candidates barely recognize Palestine or its people?”
Former Governor Mitt Romney and Speaker Newt Gingrich both responded with one-sided answers that laid all the blame at the feet of Palestinian leaders.
But the first step is to ask the right question — and we applaud Mr. Hassan for doing so.