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November 13, 1977 - Image 2

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Arabs, Israelis clash at MLB -
But don 'tfret, it's only a game


Some earthshaking advancements
and setbacks in the Mideast situation
transpired yesterday afternoon. A
U.S. ambassador to Lebanon .was
kidnapped and Andrew Young of-
fered to make the U.S.S.R. Amer-
ica's most favored country in trade in
exchange for ratification of the
"Caradon resolution." An Arabian
envoy was assassinated when he pro-
tected a young nurse in his bedroom
from bomb shrapnel. And, oh yes - it
was leaked from a top secret negotia-
tion that Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin was "in danger of
losing his accent.
If all that seems strange, try to
swallow this: Everything took place
in the basement of our very own
Modern Language Building. +

into the individual nations of the
Middle East, the U.S. and the
Once the students decided who
would get to play such luminaries as
Moshe Dayan, Andrew Young and
King Hussein, the class was able to
strive toward the goal of the game -
nothing much, really, just the
achievement of peace and harmony
in the Mideast.
For the class, the game is not just
for play. It is used as preparation for
exams, and the students spent a
great deal of time preparing for the
simulated clash.
PROF. FRED Goodman, who at-
tended the event, explained that it is
more than just a tool for passing
"It's an inexpensive alternative to

studying abroad . . . it forces one to
learn things," he said.
"Once you've played the Prime
Minister of Syria, you'll never read
the New York Times, Newsweek, The
Free Press or anything else the
same. You'll never pass those words
without re-thinking."
afternoon simulating sovereign na-
tions, issuing demands, engaging in
covert operations, and mastering
diplomatic double-talk. Just like in
the real world, one "Saudi Arabian"
put it, "The problem is one of com-
In two weeks, another section of
the class will lend its hand at steady-
ing the Arab-Israeli conflict, but this
time with an important distinction:
The students will be assisted by a

"We're looking for the day when
people here are playing Left Bank,
and people at MIT are playing Syria
- it doesn't need to be face to face,"
explained Goodman of the comput-
er's significance.
AMIDST ALL the turmoil of robed
sheiks and suede-suited, cigar-smok-
ing exporters, and despite the raised
voices and angry rhetoric, a common
element of enthusiasm and dedica-
tion propelled the students toward
their goal of Mid-East stability.
"There is probably nobody on this:
floor who knows the score of the
Purdue-Michigan game," said Goo
man. "There are very few pocket3 U
people in Ann Arbor where that is

Daily Photo by PETER SERLiN-

TWO 'ISRAELIS' of international import transact some global business at yesterday's Poli Sci 353 Mid East clash.

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