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To the editors:

I was very offended by Achy Obejas's calendar listing for Shalom '88 [February 5]. It was snide and inappropriate. Is this kind of biased comment necessary for the calendar section? And was this nasty irony actually supposed to be a recommendation!? This juxtaposition of Palestinian broken bones and a dance concert was designed to make me not want to support this event, but a celebration of Israel is not an inappropriate action, even if the situation in Israel continues to be a difficult one.

Obejas's kind of dig against Israel should be discouraged; it is mean-spirited and one-sided. It made me mad!! Why is the events calendar a forum for her political comments? Please just list activities, and leave the editorials for their appropriate place.

Leah Broner

W. Highland

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