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September 14, 1984 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-14

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Friday, September 14, 1984 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

THANK YOU,
THANK YOU

Dear Jamily and
most thoughtful
friends for your
many kind ex-
pressions of gifts,
florals and contribu-
tions. It is deeply
appreciated.

All my love

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on the subject with Jeff agreed with AIPAC's assess-
Schwaber earlier this year. ment that the university's
The anti-Israel campaign has Arab students were better or-
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included full-page ads in stu- ganized than the Jewish stu-
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dent newspapers, spots on dent population, he disputed
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"Every anti-Zionist lecture
foreign students."
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That last point, said Kes- students who monitor and
sler, is an important one. "Vie- 'challenge the speaker," Iser
tnam protests were not led by said. "Frequently at such talks
oust for kids)
North Vietnamese students. Jewish students distribute op-
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"What that says is that the
Meanwhile, Kessler and
HOURLY RATES ONLY
anti-Israel movement does not Schwaber infer that the fight
OPEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
come from the mainstream of against Arab propaganda at
HAPPY NEW YEAR
American students."
3E110 W. MAPLE (at Ulmer)
WSU is not hindered by a lack
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540-57021
In Michigan, the three
of organization from Jewish
largest public universities groups on campus, but rather
have become hotbeds of in- the lack of an enthusiastic re-
creased anti-Israel activity,
sponse on the part of a major-
according to The AIPAC Col-
lege Guide: Exposing the
Michigan campuses
Anti-Israel Campaign on
have become hotbeds
Campus by Kessler and
for anti-Israel
Schwaber. In a profile of 100
schools and their efforts to
activity.
counter such propaganda, the
ity of the Jewish students.
authors praised the Univer-
Supporters of Israel at WSU
sity of Michigan but had some
have occasionally organized
criticisms for both Michigan
in response to (anti-Israel) ac-
State University and Wayne
tivities, but in general, they
State University.
"Friends of Israel at the have let the anti-Israel ac-
tivists hurt themselves," the
U-M are highly committed,
guide states.
well organized and politically
More must be done to help
astute," according to Kessler
Jewish students on campus
and Schwaber. "They have
deal with it all, the AIPAC
thus far easily maintained the
leadership development coor-
sympathies of most of the stu-
dinator feels. That that's so,
dent community." A large
said
Kessler, came through
number of U-M students are
most clearly in a letter he got
actively involved in AIPAC's
from a freshman who wrote
leadership development pro-
about a political science class
gram, according to the Wash-
she had taken. She said she
ington organization.
found herself being berated in
While the authors charge
class about Israel and that
that efforts in combatting
made her frightened. She said
Arab propaganda at MSU and
she was alone and lonely on a
WSU have been less suc-
big campus and so a 'Jewish
cessful, they acknowledge that
identity crisis isn't something
these two schools have larger,
I need right now.' "
more active Arab student
What she and other Jewish
populations than U-M. The
students need, said Kessler, is
AIPAC College Guide takes
more support and help because
MSU to task, claiming that
the Jewish community needs
the only effective counterba-
those students.
lance to the anti-Israel cam-
"Pro-Israel students are the
paign in East Lansing has
most incredible wellsprings of
come from the school's
energy and enthusiasm in the
Lebanese Student Associa-
whole Jewish community.
tion.
"Also, every future policy
"Since there has been rela-
maker, member of Congress
tively little in the way of
and newspaper editor is on or
propaganda-response activity
will be on campus. That is
(from Jewish student groups),
where they form their percep-
the campaign to discredit Is-
tions and conceptions. If the
rael at MSU has gone virtu-
only information on Israel
ally unchecked for the past
they get is from Israel detrac-
several years."
tors, there'll be no support for
While Alan J. Iser, execu-
Nommemommowo,
Israel in the future."
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