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Saturday, July 05, 2008


American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine's Fiftieth

Eight-year-old Natalie Samaan, left, gets help Friday putting on her scarf from Alyssa Avdelnour, 10. (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)
Incensed by the ignorance displayed by two commentators regarding the information in the Wayne County Section of the Detroit News about the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine's 50th Convention, I commented.
Ramallah Convention Thread:

Sat. 07/5/08 04:40 PM

I am a first generation Palestinian-American. My late father was a naturalized US citizen from Ramallah. People with roots in Ramallah have lived in the US for one, two, and three generations and are mainly professionals or business people and loyal US citizens. I have worked for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools for twenty-eight years. I am sure that there are many, many people in the Detroit area who have had positive relations with people with roots in Ramallah, Palestine. For more information about the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine, please see its website, where you will find the American flag alongside the Palestinian flag.
American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine Website
umkahlil, Bakersfield, CA
Sat. 07/5/08 03:27 PM
Hope there were some "undercovers" in the crowd scouting for extremists.

ziggrl, Waterford, MI

Sat. 07/5/08 08:24 AM

This would be an outstanding place for ICE to do an immigration sweep.

Charles Martel, Dearborn, MI

And the story to which the ignorant commentators were reacting:50th Ramallah Convention
Even with 4,000 attendees, it's all 'family'
DEARBORN -- Friday was a day for exploring Arab culture, playing basketball and card games, and teen dancing for those attending the 50th Ramallah Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. The annual three-day event, dubbed the largest Palestinian family reunion in the country, was expected to draw about 4,000 people.

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