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Letter: Be Fair to Israel

To the Editor:

In response to Curt Peterson’s letter Jan. 5 (“Applaud the Boycott of Israel”), in regard to Israel’s lack of willingness to respect human rights in the area, it seems necessary to remind him and other readers that Israel’s neighbors are committed to “wiping Israel off the face of the Earth.” I wonder if Peterson thinks that this statement is in itself a violation of human rights. I agree with Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, who thinks the American Studies Association boycott of Israeli academic institutions, and those colleges that have joined the boycott, is “no progress.” Those of us who are fearful of the Middle East conflict as a possible precursor of another world war, ask for some fairness in this discussion.

Barbara Taylor

Hanover

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