I support open discussion and have attended many debates through the years which usually involved some vitriolic exchanges. But it stands to reason that Hillel would not want to pay for speakers that deny the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state.

Many supporters of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are protesting more than just Israel's presence on the West Bank.

As a Harvard alumna, I have followed this issue and am waiting to see what happens with its "Open Hillel" petition.

As for Swarthmore's Hillel, I do not really understand why it is called Hillel anyway, if it is not funded by Hillel. As for me, I have just upped my contribution to Hillel International.

Susan Sommovilla, Elkins Park

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