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LSA-SG pulls speaker's funds

The LSA student government yester-
clay retracted its support for an up-
coming symposium entitled, "Palestine
. Zionism and Racism," after several
4tudents and the director of the Ann Ar-
bor chapter of B'nai B'rith Hillel Foun-
ation complained that LSA-SG should
niot sponsor the event.
LSA-SG President Eric Berman said
that representatives would officially
vote today to ask the Muslim Student
Association, which is holding the sym-
Oosium, to return $100 LSA-SG granted
the group on Oct. 23. But he said
tepresentatives had informally agreed
jesterday to demand the funds be
BERMAN SAID LSA-SG retracted its
4upport because members of the group
believe the symposium's title
associates Judaism with racism and

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'The people who have been offended aren't going
to go (to the event) to decide if it's (anti-
semitic) or not, but they're still going to
associate it with LSA student government.'
- Eric Berman
LSA-SG president

rather of the country of Israel.
"Many Jews do not agree with the
policies of the state (of Israel) . .. Many
Jews are opposed to Zionism," he said.
"We are only trying to present an alter-
native view of the problems in
Palestine. We think this campus is an
appropriate place for this to occur."
SLOCUM SAID that no one from LSA-
SG had called his group to inform them
that the support had been retracted.
Berman said that several students
called LSA-SG yesterday to complain
after the group posted fliers Monday
which clearly stated that LSA was
sponsoring the symposium. Michael
Brooks, director of the Hillel foundation
on campus, also called to express his
dissatisfaction with LSA sponsoring the
event, Berman said.
Brooks declined to comment on the

7:30 P.M.


may offend members of the Jewish
When the Muslim Students
Association made its appeal to LSA-SG
for funding, the group said the sym-
posium would be titled "The Heart of
"If they had submitted for sponsor-
ship under that title, we would never
have supported them in the first place,"

Berman said.
DOUG SLOCUM, president of the
Muslim group, said the title was
changed to betterreflect the topics
which speakers submitted for the sym-
posium lectures. The content of the
symposium was not changed after the
group asked LSA-SG for funds.
Slocum said he did not consider the
symposium criticism of Judiasm, but

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