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Elie Wiesel's double standards

Elie Wiesel's double standards need to be opposed.
I need organizations willing to lend their name to a flyer and individuals to leaflet at Wiesel's appearance at the downtown library, 400 S. State St. on Wednesday, April 17.
I am passing on the following request for help from David Williams at the Chicago Public Library.

Anita Malinski

Subj: Elie Wiesel
Date: 4/8/2002
From: dvdwilliams51 (at) (David Williams)

Dear Friends:

Has anyone seen the Sunday Tribune "Parade" magazine section, which carried a front page sensationalistic article by Elie Wiesel on the subject of Arab terrorism? Here Wiesel is serving in his typical function as providing ideological cover for Zionism's continuing crimes, as in the massacre now in progress in the West Bank. Norman Finkelstein has well described Wiesel's role in his book "The Holocaust Industry" and will be speaking at the Harold Washington Library Center (Tuesday April 9) at 5:00 pm on this topic.

However, Wiesel will be speaking at the Harold Washington Library Center Wednesday of next week (April 17) at 12:30 pm in the 9th floor Winter Garden. Supporters of Palestinian human rights should try to attend, and while Wiesel (wisely) won't be taking any questions from the audience, a flyer could be prepared attacking Wiesel for his double standards (i.e. ethnic cleansing and genocide should be condemned whether in Europe under the Nazis, in the Balkans under Milesovic, AND in the Israeli-occupied territories past and present!).

I will be working on an appropriate flyer text, but need organizations willing to lend their name to it and individuals willing to show up and leaflet at the library on the 17th. Besides e-mail, I can be reached at 773-486-1823.

David Williams

The following information is from the Chicago Public Library website (

Elie Wiesel, Interviewed by Mara Tapp
Wednesday, April 17, 12:30 p.m.
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State St., Winter Garden, 9th Floor
Presented by the Chicago Public Library & the University of Chicago's Hillel Center

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of Night, will discuss his life and works with Chicago journalist Mara Tapp.

General admission tickets for this free public program will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12, in the main lobby of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. No one without a ticket will be admitted into the Winter Garden. Dr. Wiesel will not be signing books or taking audience questions at this event. We regret that due to space limitations, groups cannot be accommodated in the Winter Garden.

This program will be broadcast beginning Thursday, April 18, on MUTV Channel 23. For more information, please call (312) 747-4052.



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