NPR also interviewed Peck.
INSKEEP: Were you concerned at all, about the people you were involved with, because as I’m sure you’ve learned from reading the papers since your release, Israel has suggested that the organizers had links to Hamas and links to al-Qaida.
Ambassador PECK: I think I’d be very surprised if they didn’t make that charge. Even if it had been a boatload of clergy, you know, that’s what they have to do, that defends and explains what they’ve done, that these people were linked to Hamas and all the rest of it. It’s entirely possible that that’s the case, but that certainly was not the intent of the group.
Clearly, a classic anti-Semite.