Letter: Arab hospitality

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From Mr Ghada Karmi

Sir: I have no idea whether male Conservatives dislike Jews - David Aaronovitch ("Sordi affair", 6 January) is, no doubt, in a far better position than I to know such things. However, speaking as a member of the other group he targets, the Arabs, I can assure him that our tradition of hospitality does not include offering sheep's eyes or boys to our guests.

Arabs are capable of other activities beside concerns over defence spending and showing deference towards their former colonial masters. They particularly dislike those who engage in gratuitous and offensive misrepresentation of their traditions and character.

Yours faithfully,

Ghada Karmi

London, NW11