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        5/16/2012, Iyar 24, 5772

      US Congressman Flunks Mideast 101


      Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Joe Pitts wrote a constituent he is against recognizing the Palestinian Authority and that Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat must negotiate for an agreement. Arafat was the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority before he died in 2004, and Sharon was Prime Minister from 2001 until he suffered a stroke that has left him comatose for the past six years.