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Brooklyn College Campus Paper Warned on Anti-Israel Articles

The president of Brooklyn College has threatened to withhold funds from a student-supported newspaper if it violates recently established guidelines which demand restraint in articles dealing with racial or religious groups. Dr. John Kneller, president of the college which has an 80 percent Jewish student body, is sued the warning to the "editorial collective" that puts out "Third World Edition," a campus newspaper supported by student fees.

The warning was prompted by allegedly anti-Jewish and anti-Israel articles that appeared in a recent edition. The edition was published before the guidelines were issued and the penalties therefore are applicable only to future violations, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told today by Harold Harris, a spokesman for the college administration.

According to Harris, the newspaper spent $2960 of student funds on its two issues during the 1972-73 school year. It-has a press run of 10,000 but has not been readily available on the campus, he said. The articles in question were tormed "offensive" and "slanderous" in complaints from the B’nat B’rith Hillel Foundation and others.

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