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A well-wisher and admirer from India

Reader comment on item: Happy Israel

Submitted by Krishnamoorthy V. Iyer (India), Jun 12, 2013 at 01:09

I would like to see Israel not merely survive,

I would love to see Israel thrive

I am glad that's happening.

One small matter in your article I would like to take issue with, Prof. Pipes. You state, and I quote:

"And while universities are indeed hostile, I ask handwringers this question: Where would you rather be strong, the U.S. Congress or the campuses? To ask that question is to answer it."

What universities think today, lawmakers think tomorrow. If it is the case that universities are hostile, then every effort must be made to change opinions in student and faculty bodies. (I am sure that is being done, of course).




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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, but campuses have been anti-Israel for decades now and that has had minimal effect on Congress so far. I don't see why that should change.

And even if you are right - most people would rather have real influence now than the hope of it in the future.

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