Adam Shapiro

When Yasser Arafat's compound was attacked by the Israeli military one week ago, 30-year-old Adam Shapiro, a humanitarian aide worker from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, convinced authorities to allow Palestinian doctors in to treat the wounded. As thanks, Arafat invited him for breakfast. Back in Sheepshead Bay, his parents, both schoolteachers, were besieged with hate mail and death threats. They decided to temporarily leave their home. WNYC's Alicia Zuckerman went to Sheepshead Bay to speak with area residents.