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September 27, 2002 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-27

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-Harvard President:
Calls Anti-Semitic

Boston/JTA — Harvard President
Lawrence Summers said recent calls
for the universities to divest from
Israel were anti-Semitic.
The divestment movement con-
demns Israel for alleged human rights
abuses against the Palestinians. How-
ever, no school has yet announced
plans to divest from Israel.
Summers, who made his remarks last
week, was the first university leader to
speak out against the movement,
according to the Boston Globe.
"Profoundly anti-Israel views are
increasingly finding support in progres-
sive intellectual communities," said
Summers, who said he was not speaking
as Harvard president. "Serious and
thoughtful people are advocating and
taking actions that are anti-Semitic in
their effect, if not their intent."

THE ALLERGISTS WIFE

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Sukkot 'Survivor
Comes To Campus

Gainesville/JTA — The University of
Florida is staging a Sukkot edition of
the popular TV hit Survivor.
Nine university students, selected
from 100 applicants, will compete to
endure nine days of challenges —
including a scavenger hunt, ropes
course and decorating and sleeping in
the sukkah — in hopes of winning a
motor scooter. The group includes
three Jews, a Muslim and five
Christians. The annual event is spon-
sored by the Jewish Student Union
and Student Government.

Alleged Camp Guard
Faces Deportation

Washington/JTA — The U.S. Justice
Department is seeking to deport a man
who allegedly served as a concentration
camp guard during World War II.
The department's Office of Special
Investigations filed charges Tuesday seek-
ing to remove the U.S. citizenship of
Theodor Szehinskyj, 76.
Between January 1943 and February
1945, Szehinskyj allegedly served in the
Nazi SS Death Head's Guard Battalion,
which committed atrocities at such
camps as Sachsenhausen. Szehinskyj, a
native of Galicia who now lives outside
of Philadelphia, entered the United
States in 1950 and became a U.S. citizen
in 1958.

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