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Tuesday May 17th

Letter: ​We should look at Zionism objectively


As an alumnus, I read The Daily Tar Heel occasionally and am concerned that one of the most compelling issues that motivates students on California campuses is the subject of Zionism and the gross human rights violations being perpetrated on the indigenous Palestinian people who have been militarily occupied for over five decades and who must endure living in an apartheid situation.

In 1948, when Israel unilaterally declared its statehood, Israeli militias destroyed over 500 villages and forcibly evicted over 700,000 Palestinians who now live in squalor in refugee camps in surrounding countries.

I would encourage the DTH to provide the true facts regarding this historical tragedy to enable students to objectively evaluate this issue which has been censored from discussions at universities and tragically, from our mainstream media.

By providing the students with the true facts, I believe their outrage will be ignited and quite possibly, their resulting actions may lead to a solution to the most egregious human rights violations in our lifetime.

Joseph Tillotson

Class of ‘66

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