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Middle East conference excludes the perspective of Jewish students

(Editor's Note: The Tech received a copy of the following letter addressed to the Middle East Justice Network.)

On Saturday, Nov. 16 you are holding a one-day conference at MIT entitled "Israel, South Africa and the `New World Order.' " Because you are holding this conference on a Saturday, many Jews, who tend to represent issues from the point of view of Israel, will be unable to attend. It is therefore quite likely that the Israeli point of view will be less represented than others.

At best, this is an unintentional scheduling error that reflects an acute insensitivity in your organization to the needs of one of the major parties in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

At worst, it is an intentional ploy to ensure an underrepresentation of the Israeli point of view at the conference, a ploy which makes a mockery of the claim of "Justice" in your organization's name.

Jonathan I. Kamens '91->