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Pro-Palestine group stoops to new low

-Maya Aizenman
Monday May 06, 2002

To the Editor: 


Last week’s protest by university group Students for Justice in Palestine was none other than a true testament to the fact that the group has already lost its credibility and is desperately trying to gain more supporters after alienating much of campus with their repeated disruption of classes. SJP has really hit rock bottom when they are trying desperately to make a connection that this is turning back to the pre-1964 no-free-speech days on this campus. SJP had the right as a student group to reserve one of the many reservable campus places such as Sproul every day of the school year and protest every single day under the code of conduct for student groups. They instead chose to violate the campus rules and are upset when the university has taken action against them. So what is their current action? A speaker at the rally, Hatem Bazian, a leader in the MSU, gets up on Sproul and tells the crowd “to take a look at the type of names on the building around campus --- Haas, Zellerbach and decide who controls this university.” Therefore when all else fails for them and they refuse to take responsibility for their own actions, they blame the Jews. Hey why not? It worked before. 


-Maya Aizenman 

U.C. Berkeley student