In reply to a recent article in Al-Ahram Weekly by Fawzi Mansour, Shiko Behar
* speaks out on behalf of the "uncommon sense" of the Middle East's own Jews
In an essay entitled "Culture and Conflict" (Al-Ahram Weekly, 386, 16-22 July), professor emeritus Fawzi Mansour responded to five articles by Edward Said that had appeared in the Weekly between 9 April and 25 June. His argument rested on the following contention: "There is running through Said's articles a constant refrain that jars and it jars because I find it demobilising at a time when we need to gather all our strength. […]"