To the Editor:

Regarding the memorial service held Tuesday for Yasser Arafat, hosted by the “Palestine Right to Return Coalition,” a group that denies the Jewish people the right to their own state, the obvious question that comes to mind is: Will the same group hold a memorial service for his spiritual protege, Osama bin Laden, when the time comes?

Alan H. Stein

Nov. 17, 2004

The writer is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Connecticut.