Congressman Joe Pitts, a republican from Pennsylvania recently told a constituent that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, should try to to “restart a peace process that has collapsed”
Arafat has been deceased since 2004 while Sharon has been in a coma for over 5 years now.
“With the global war against terrorism, it is now incumbent on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Yasir Arafat to clamp down on Palestinian extremists that have perpetuated violence and to restart a peace process that has collapsed,” Pitts wrote to the father of Ian Rhodewalt in a letter dated April 20th, 2012.
Rhodewalt is a writer for Mondoweiss, which covers Middle East affairs as well as Israeli-Palestinian related issues.
“Apparently, my congressman believes that the solution for peace in the Middle East will be reached by encouraging negotiations between a vegetable and a dead man,” Rhodewalt wrote earlier this week.