"But it is rare to meet an Arab who can pronounce the letter P; Pepsi is known as “Bebsi” across the Middle East." This is a correspondent in a land that is majority Arab (historically before the nakbah) and it still retains Arabs as at least half of the population of the holy land, and you would expect her living there to know something about them, and yet this is how ignorant she is. But this is the worst part: "Palestinians pronounce the name of their would-be state as “Falastin” (fah-leh-STEEN)". Their would-be state? No, Ms. Kershner. Palestinians pronounce their historic state over centuries as Filastin.