U.S. ambassador of the PLO in San Francisco

Palestinian Liberation Organization Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat

July 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee met with the U.S. ambassador of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Thursday. They talked about bridging ethnic differences.

Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat came to ABC7 to talk about several issues, including landmines. He's working with Heidi Kuhn, founder of San Rafael-based Roots of Peace. It's raising money to remove landmines in the fields of Bethlehem.

"It has to be non political, when you are trying to save lives, trying to serve human beings regardless of their background, ethnic background, religion, this is something that should be supported," Areikat said.

Roots of Peace hosted a private meeting with the ambassador Thursday night to talk about donations.