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Friday April 23rd

Letter: ​Israel, Palestine and human rights


Two recently published letters to The Daily Tar Heel reveal the ignorance of their authors when addressing this issue.

The Israel of today is one that has evolved with U.S. support into a rogue state which ignores United Nations resolutions and enforces an apartheid system for the Palestinians.

Our unconditional support has alienated the U.S. from the community of nations especially in the Muslim world. As a consequence, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) has become a worldwide movement spearheaded to large degree by university students who are knowledgeable about the real goals of Zionism, which is to control all of Palestine/Israel under Israeli control. The remaining Palestinians now living in the West Bank and Gaza lead a life of misery and endure daily threats of violence.

BDS is a nonviolent method of sending a message to Israel that its behavior is not acceptable. If university students examine the real facts of this tragic situation, they will join this worthy cause and become a light to guide all nations.

Joseph Tillotson

Class of ’66

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