Jerusalem Nun Sees Changed Attitude in Palestine Arabs
NEW YORK (JTA)—The mother Palestinian Arabs toward Israelis,
superior of a convent in East Jeru-
asserted here that the recent civil
salem, discussing the attitudes of
war in Jordan may have been a
"turning point," but whether for
good or ill remains to be seen.
Mother Aline, who is on sabbati-
cal leave from the Ecce Homo
Convent on the Via Dolorosa, ad-
dressed a press conference at the
New York offices of the American
She said that "until the civil
war, a Jerusalem Arab was able
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salem are Palestinians, and they
all have friends and relatives in
Amman. They were challenged
by the brutal and cruel facts of
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the civil war, and they have
realized that they cannot be
Mother Aline said that Jerusalem
Arabs were now facing up to the
possibility of a separate Palestinian
state. Whether that state will be
friendly to Israel will depend on
many questions, one of which is the
degree of respect and friendship
that can be engendered between
Arabs and Jews," she said.
The French-born Roman Catholic
nun has been making contributions
in that direction since she first
came to Jerusalem in 1952. Shortly
after the Six-Day War she estab-
lished an ulpan at her convent to
teach Hebrew to Arabs, Arabic to
Israelis and both languages to
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