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October 10, 2002
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Two students sued the University of Michigan for hosting a Palestinian solidarity conference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, is intended to force the university to cancel the conference, slated for this weekend, on the grounds that it “violates free speech by inciting hatred against Americans and Jews,” according to one of the plaintiffs.

Most of the support for Israel from the evangelical Christian community is not based on theological reasons, according to a new poll. More than half of evangelicals say they support Israel because it is a democracy and an important ally of the United States in the war against terrorism, according to a survey by Stand for Israel, a project of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

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