Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Duke U. Hosts "International Solidarity Movement". Duke is hosting a national conference of Palestinian Solidarity, which is part of the "International Solidarity Movement". This has generated quite a bit of controversy and Duke has seen fit to address that controversy on its website. My friend Bill, with whom my friendship began when we were both freshmen at Duke, alterted me to this controversy. His sources are that the group is an anti-Semitic hate group that supports the over-throw of Israel, not the more limited goals that the group's website describes. See, for example, this article.

On the other hand, I search the Palestinian Solidarity's website and see nothing that indicates any concern about the corruption and anti-democratic forces that have the Arab people who live around Israel in their grip, not to mention the methods of sending young people to their deaths as suicide bombers and killing countless more innocents.

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