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Letter: SJP's perspective is welcome

By admin | October 30, 2014

Dear editors,

Re: “SJP members use their bodies to protest Gaza violence”

We, the members of Hopkins J Street U, vehemently support the right of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), firstly, to exist on campus, and secondly, to express their opinions through public events such as last week’s die-in and teach-in. We acknowledge that SJP has brought a new perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to our campus community, and though we may not agree with all of SJP’s views, we recognize the value of having multiple perspectives on campus, as we are a group that believes in the power of discussion.

As a group that advocates for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that absolutely opposes the military occupation of the Palestinian territories, we strongly believe in the right of national self-determination of both peoples. We know that not all groups on campus agree with these positions, but we hope that, in the spirit of free and honest debate, campus groups that address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will work to engage with each other’s events in the future.

Hopkins J Street U

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