To the Editor: Re "Web Site Fuels Debate on Campus Anti-Semitism" (news article, Sept. 27):The Web site Campus-Watch.org, a project of the Middle East Forum, is not primarily about anti-Semitism but about the poor record, extremism, intolerance and abuse of power by Middle East specialists. One consequence of this, to be sure, has been the outbreak of anti-Semitism that Lawrence H. Summers, the president of Harvard, described, but this is not our primary concern.
You describe the Middle East Forum, of which I am the director, as "a pro-Israel research and policy group." In fact, the Middle East forum has as its slogan "Promoting American Interests." The forum believes in strong ties with Israel, Turkey and other democracies in the Middle East as they emerge. It is not pro-Israel; it is pro-American.
Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2002