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November 16, 2001
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“The people of Harlem stand in solidarity with victims of terror” in Israel, Rev. Al Sharpton said. Speaking at a gathering in the historically black neighborhood of New York, Sharpton — a controversial black community activist — said Israelis “live daily under the type of siege which we are witnessing now here in the U.S.” Sharpton recently returned from his first-ever visit to the Jewish state, which was controversial for an unscheduled meeting he held with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.

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