Republican Congressman Joe Pitts, 72, of Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District (Chester, Lancaster and Berks Counties), has made a blunder that is receiving international attention.
In response to a letter from a Chester County constituent on the Middle-East Pitts’s office responded with a letter saying Yasser Arafat and Ariel Sharon should sit down and negotiate. Arafat died in 2004 and Sharon has been in a coma since 2006.
The story appears in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer Pennsylvania Congressman Muffs Mideast Message, by Angela Couloumbis. It has also been reported on by news outlets such as the Times of Israel (Arafat, Sharon must do more for peace by Michal Shmulovich)