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Jewish Students Defend
Palestine At Model U.N.

ay you represent a Pa-
lestinian delegation at
a high school regional
mock United Nations con-
ference. On day two, a
messenger suddenly inter-
rupts a high-level committee
meeting to bring you an
urgent dispatch from your
government.
You learn that a faction of
the Palestinian National
Council has claimed respon-
sibility for the downing of an
El AL 747 carrying 165
Soviet Jewish passengers to
Israel.
You are instructed to sup-
port the action. You are told
to defend it as a consequence
brought on by the continued
occupation of a homeland
denied the Palestinian peo-
ple.
Now say you are a couple
of 17-year-old Jewish
students from Roeper High
School in Bloomfield Hills.
You defend your "country,"
Palestine, and do it so well
you are named one of three
outstanding delegations at
the conference.
"I was raised to believe the
Israelis are right and the Pa-
lestinians are wrong," said
Jennifer Gilman, one-half of
Roeper's award-winning
delegation. "Now, for the
first time, I had to be the
other side."
Since 1988, Roeper
students have taken part in
the Model United Nations
run by students and faculty
at the University of Chicago
(MUNUC). Student delega-
tions have traveled to
Chicago and other cities to
represent such nations as
Cuba, Libya, South Africa,
the United States, even
Israel.
The conference simulates
12 committees and related
organizations of the U.N.,
including the Security
Council, Conference of Dis-
armament, International
Atomic Energy Agency,
United Nations Develop-
ment Program, United
Nations Environment Pro-
gram, Conference on Securi-
ty and Cooperation in
Europe, and the League of
Arab States.
The first MUNUC
simulated five of the main
General Assembly Com-
mittees of the United
Nations — political and
security; special political,
economic and financial;
legal, social, humanitarian

and cultural. The conference
draws approximately 1,400
students representing 71
high schools in 18 states.
This year, from Jan. 30 to
Feb. 2, 19 Roeper students —
nearly half of them Jewish
— were assigned Palestine.
They traveled to Chicago's
Palmer House where the
conference was held. A stu-
dent delegation from
southern Georgia repre-
sented Israel.
"I talked to my rabbi about
it," said Anthony Scaglione
of Southfield, who shared
the distinguished delegation
award with Jennifer. "I was
unsure if it was morally
wrong. He said I could try to
lose the debate, but I
couldn't do that. Once I got
there, I worried about
changing people's opinions,
but then I got into playing
the game. I still don't know

"I was raised to
believe the Israelis
are right and the
Palestinians are
wrong."

Jennifer Gilman

how we ended up doing so
well."
Anthony and Jennifer,
seniors at Roeper, repre-
sented Palestine's General
Assembly Plenary Com-
mittee. They debated the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"We were granted country
status even though we
weren't an official country,"
Anthony explained. "In real
life, the Palestinians have
observer status but no vote
in the U.N. except in the
Arab League."
Anthony had to frequently
defend Palestine's country
status. "I said that we were
not the PLO (the Palestine
Liberation Organization),
but that we were a nation
without a country."
Kamal Bennoune, 16, an
Algerian American student
at Roeper, said his team's
Jewish delegates did a good
job representing the Pales-
tinian point of view. Kamal,
who lives in Berkley, was
raised to be pro-Palestinian.
"I thought they repre-
sented them really well," he
said.
Jennifer was scared at how
convincing she sounded.
"There were times I had to
sit back," she said. "I didn't
know how I could be so con-
vincing on an issue I dis-
agreed with so much."

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