ment and passion in supporting Israel,"
he said. On the other hand, "by the
time the conference ended, the campus
was tired of the divestment issue."
A difference between the conference
at Michigan and the one planned for
Rutgers, however, is timing. Michigan's
meeting was held during a vacation
week, when most of the school's stu-
dents were off-campus. Rutgers' is set
for the weekend of Suldwt, when most
students will be on campus and reli-
giously observant will be constrained
by the holiday and Shabbat.
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Berger had some hard-won advice for
his counterparts at Rutgers. "I think it's
very important that Rutgers students
show that they loved Israel and they
were Zionists long before the confer-
ence came to campus, and will be long
after the conference leaves campus," he
Shanee Helfer of Paramus, N.J., will
be a sophomore at Rutgers in the fall.
She remembered the tension on cam-
pus last year.
"There was an Israel support rally in
front of the student center at the
beginning of the fall semester," she
said. "There was a big Palestinian rally
across the street, and a lot of the pro-
Palestinian people came across the
street to the Israel side and" started
arguing. There was no fighting,
"There was a banner at the student
center, something about Palestine being
free, from the river to the sea. This was
weird; I don't know where it's going.
"I understand that Rutgers is a uni-
versity, and there's free speech, but it's a
college campus in New Brunswick,
near Jersey City, near New York City.
The whole place was affected by Sept.
11. How can they stand there and say
it's OK to support suicide bombing
after Sept. 11?
"I want to be there to put together a
rally against them, but I'm also scared,"
she said. "It's not just open to Rutgers
students. It's open to the public.
Anyone can come, and if there's a large
group of Israel supporters, you don't
know what's going to happen. It's a
safety issue. What if something hap-
Ashley Winter of Glen Rock, a soph-
omore who will be Hillel treasurer in
the fall, is less worried. "I think it's def-
initely going to be a challenge, but I
think it's the type of issue that Rutgers
students have had to deal with before,"
she said. "I think we'll give a strong
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