To the Editor:

I’m not convinced that Aaron Nagano’s disdain toward the Palestinian flag flying valiantly from Porter Gate (“Palestinian flag breaks Yale’s postering policy,” 4/23) is animated by genuine concerns about the protocols of postering, as he would have us believe, instead of by what I think is a thinly disguised hostility for the political message that the flag carries bravely with it. Had the posting at issue been instead a large American flag put up after Sept. 11, or some terse phrase lifted out of the Bible about love and forgiveness, would Nagano rant and rave so vehemently about the administration risking loss of its “authority and prestige” among students for not addressing this “violation?”

Fadia Rafeedie LAW ’03

April 23, 2002