Israeli lawyer turns into one of the most effective champions of Palestinian land rights

  • by: KARIN LAUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 22, 2013 - 8:05 AM

JERUSALEM — Growing up in Jerusalem, Michael Sfard had no contact with Palestinians who lived just across the street from him in the Arab part of the city. In high school, he studied French and English, not Arabic. It was a fairly typical Israeli upbringing, largely insulated from the harsh realities of Israel's half century of rule over the Palestinians next door.

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