It was even formally expressed in the official Palestinian People's Appeal on the 50th anniversary of the nakba published in May 1998, which stated that "while we extend a compassionable recognition of the unspeakable Jewish suffering during the horror of the holocaust [sic], we find it unconscionable that the suffering of our people be denied or even rationalized." (21) A historical reconciliation does not only mean recognition of past suffering and its importance to the collective memory of each people but requires the creation of a new narrative which takes into account the histories of both peoples, and necessitates the assimilation of the history of each other and of their respective tragedies.
"In the Womans Story, I have done all the Right that Honestly I could to the Compassionable Condition of an Unhappy Wretch, but without Extenuating the Horror of the Wickedness." He goes on to say that his subsequent inquiries confirm that Denis Hobry was "a Libertine and Debauchee to the Highest Degree, but Drunk or Sober, without any Malice." (46) This claim that Denis Hobry lacked malice certainly runs counter to his wife's portrayal of him in her examination.