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Israel unfairly portrayed as oppressor [Letter]

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The letter by Tom Swiss ("Academic boycott of Israel is justified," Jan. 5), is a classic example of how a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. He paints the only democracy in the Middle East as "evil" because of its "oppression" of the Arabs. I suggest he visit and see how the "oppressed" live in comparison to their brothers in Arab lands.

I also suggest he read the recent article in The Wall Street Journal concerning the peace process in which Israel's foreign minister stated that he would "support a deal if it included population swaps that would enable Israel to annex settlements and cede control of Israeli-Arab towns to Palestinians — a proposal that is opposed by Israel's Arab citizens."

Guess the Israeli Arabs didn't read Mr. Swiss' letter and learn how oppressed they are by evil Israel.

William Lerner, Baltimore

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