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Divest Chomsky, Not Israel

As an alumnus (1973) and the son of an alumnus (1942), I was horrified to read that 32 MIT faculty members have signed a petition seeking to force MIT to divest investments in companies that invest in Israel [“MIT, Harvard Faculty Petition Universities’ Israel Investments,” Apr. 30]. It is disturbing to see the Big Lie campaign of the Palestinians making headway among supposedly intelligent people. What would make a lot more sense would be for MIT to fire all 32 signers of the petition, starting with Noam Chomsky.

Douglas B. Levene ’73