AMERICANS FOR A SAFE ISRAEL notes with alarm the PALESTINIAN
FILM FESTIVAL, DREAMS OF A NATION, being presented at Columbia
University, Thursday evening through Monday, January 23 -27. This
“festival”, presented under the auspices of the Department of Middle
East & Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia, is advertised with a
bright red map of the entire State of Israel representing the “dream” of
the “Palestinian” “nation”. One need only go to www.dreamsofanation.org
to see this for oneself, or scroll
down to the end of this message. Columbia University’s own Edward Said
makes the opening remarks Friday evening, Jan. 24.
This overt presentation of the “Palestinian” dream to erase
Israel from the map, replacing it with the one “Palestine”, flies in the
face of the pronouncements of President Bush, the State Department, the
“Quartet”, and Ariel Sharon. Their “vision” of two states living
harmoniously side by side, as models of democracy, is obviously
fraudulent and deceptive alongside the hard evidence of the Arabs’ true
intentions, to destroy Israel.
AMERICANS FOR A SAFE ISRAEL/AFSI urges all Columbia alumni
and donors to register their objections to the school in this regard by
contacting President Lee C. Bollinger, at 2960 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
10027-6902. The Telephone is: 212-854-1754. President Bollinger should
know that donations will be withheld, and that concerned citizens will
use whatever influence they have to prevent Columbia University from
being the vehicle for the promotion of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic