Volume 92, Issue 56

Thursday, January, 1999

in the books


OPINIONS

We do more than drink and party

Helping to save the environment

Correcting facts

There is no political mandate

Correcting facts

Re: Unbelievable propaganda, Dec. 8

To the Editor:

It seems as if Mr. Wasserstein has a problem with accepting the facts as they relate to Israel. How can he claim that Hussein Hamdani's speech was racist when his only "crime" was to articulate the present conditions in Israel.

Is Mr. Wasserstein claiming that Ethiopian Jews are treated honestly by the Israeli authorities? Is it not fact that the Israeli government discarded the donated blood of the Ethiopians on the erroneous charge that they were most likely to have AIDS. Does he view this as a violation of human rights?

Is he claiming that the deaths of Palestinian civilians are just acts of "national defence?" His blatant disregard for the rights of Ethiopians and Arabs is representative of Israel's marginalization of these two communities.

I also feel that it is preposterous for him to claim that he does not feel safe on campus. If this is the case, he should firmly state who he "considers threatening" or halt his shameful pandering to the prejudices of some in the community.

J. Kareem Hawley

Political Science III



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