… they angered many residents, Jews and non-Jews alike, and turned what was supposed to have been a unifying event into a confrontation. Now, a week later, we are no closer to understanding why there has been an apparent spate of anti-Semitic graffiti by students, or even determining whether the Arab-Israeli conflict could be more fairly presented in the high schools.
…To accuse city officials of downplaying anti-Semitism, as some in attendance did, was incredibly selfish. Hissing the black woman whose son was called the “N” word…. well, that was the lowest point of the evening.