No mis­fire

Santa Fe New Mexican - - OUR VIEW -

In a let­ter to the ed­i­tor (“Lan­nan mis­fires,” Feb. 2), Karen Mil­stein con­demns the Lan­nan Foun­da­tion for spon­sor­ing a lec­ture by Ilan Pappé, whom she vi­ciously at­tacks, say­ing he “fab­ri­cates ev­i­dence” and “mis­rep­re­sents the his­tor­i­cal record” with re­gard to Is­raeli his­tory.

Pappé has faced se­vere the crit­i­cism be­fore: He has been con­demned by the Knes­set, which un­der­stand­ably wants to avoid the true story of Is­raeli dis­place­ment of Pales­tini­ans, and which may well be the mo­tive of Dr. Mil­stein’s op­po­si­tion to him.

Lan­nan has not mis­fired. We are deeply thank­ful to Lan­nan for the broad range of speak­ers it brings to the Len­sic, who have brought us new and deeper un­der­stand­ing of many is­sues of our day, in the arts and lit­er­a­ture, and in pol­i­tics. Richard C. Rowe

Santa Fe

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