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The Academic Friends of Israel

Professor Wilkie’s Reply

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 07:58:33

From: Andrew Wilkie

Subject: Re: PhD applicationTo: Amit Duvshani  

Dear Amit Duvshani, 

Thank you for contacting me, but I don't think this would work. I have a huge problem with the way that the Israelis take the moral high ground from their appalling treatment in the Holocaust, and then inflict gross human rights abuses on the Palestinians because the (the Palestinians) wish to live in their own country. 

I am sure that you are perfectly nice at a personal level, but no way would I take on somebody who had served in the Israeli army. As you may be aware, I am not the only UK scientist with these views but I'm sure you will find another suitable lab if you look around. 

Yours sincerely 

Andrew Wilkie