In last week’s Thursday issue, a letter to the editor referring to J Street U at UCSD misrepresented both what our organization stands for and the actions we have taken in pursuit of an end to the occupation and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.” – President Barack Obama, referring to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The whole point of going to Harvard for the past decade has been to get a job on Wall Street.
In his recent letter to the Guardian, Nikolai Smith suggests that Israel is a “systemic threat to peace and democracy in the region.” The reality is that Israel is, in fact, the region’s only bright spot for peace and democracy. Several respected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) produce annual reports which rank the human rights, both civil and political, that each country provides its citizens and all of these NGOs give Israel the highest marks, by far, among the 22 countries of the Middle East including the territories governed by the Palestinian Authorities such as Gaza, which is ruled by Hamas and areas within the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority governs.
Dear Editor, As the people who cook, clean and care for the students and the campus, the work we do is essential to the University of California’s ability to provide students with a world-class education. Our work isn’t glamorous, but the purpose of our work is to support the students — our future — and we take real pride in that.
Dear Editor, This is addressed to the men I saw on Library Walk today wearing bras stuffed with dollar bills, to the student next to me with a “I love boobies” bracelet and to everyone who organized or attended Sixth College’s “Sixth <3s boobies” event.