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- Hanan Ashrawi
- Tareq Barghout
- Avigdor Feldman
- Lea Tsemel
- Michael Warschawski
- Nissan Warschawski
- Talila Warschawski
Did You Know?
- Tsemel identifies the song, I Can't Understand the Parisians, with Maurice Chevalier whereas it was actually sung by Leslie Caron.
- Lea Tsemel: I'm a very angry optimistic woman.
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