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Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation
aic@ics.soe.umich.edu
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This Issue: 11 May 1998

               The AIC Main Forum is where you can discuss the state of
               the exercise, ask questions, and offer advice on how best
               to participant in the simulation.

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Tangent Themes
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(Tangent Themes will appear in their own digests.)

       AIC Game Red [aic-red@ics.soe.umich.edu]
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Discussion Threads
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        [ intro ] Welcome, and Introductions!
               [ 3 ] responses this issue

        - Last Updated: 08 May 1998

        - Last Mentor Post: 12 March 1998

       [ advice ] Advice

        - Last Updated: 16 February 1998

       [ 1 ] Violence in the Simulation

        - Last Updated: 02 March 1998

       [ 2 ] 'Rules and Regulations' etc.

        - Last Updated: 27 April 1998

       [ 3 ] Scenario

        - Last Updated: 19 February 1998

       [ 4 ] Issue for Discussion--'Two State Solution'

        - Last Updated: 17 April 1998

       [ 5 ] Issue for Discussion--'Victims and Violence'

        - Last Updated: 01 May 1998

        - Last Mentor Post: 17 March 1998

       [ 6 ] March Break

        - Last Updated: 03 April 1998
       [ 7 ] Issue for Discussion--\"Pragmatists and Ideologues\"

        - Last Updated: 01 May 1998

       [ 8 ] Summary/Critiques

        - Last Updated: 28 April 1998

        - Last Mentor Post: 20 April 1998

       [ 9 ] AIC Web Resource Site

       [ 10 ] Issue for Discussion--Requirement for Final Settlement

        - Last Updated: 30 April 1998

       [ 11 ] DEBRIEFING
              [ 21 ] responses this issue

        - Last Updated: 08 May 1998

       [ 12 ] Debriefing
              [ 2 ] responses this issue

        - Last Updated: 08 May 1998

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[ intro.64 ] Questions Questions Questions...
 - Becky (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            The most significant thing that we achieved as King Fahd
            on Saudi Arabia in the black game was the Canal Loan,
            although we didn't have time to push it all the way
            through. I learned a whole lot during the simulation but
            I think that the most important thing was the conflict
            itself. When coming into this simulation I had no idea
            why they were fighting. Now I do. It has made it easier
            to understand what exactly is going on. My name's Becky.
            I'm a senior at North Branch High school in North Branch,
            MI. I plan to attend Michigan Technological University in
            the fall to study Biology with an emphasis in Botany. In
            my spare time I vegetate. I play Ultima Online
            constantly. I work at an internet service provider in
            Lapeer, where I live. I get to come to north branch
            schools because they have this wonderful thing called
            school of choice...meaning I can live in Lapeer but
            attend school in North Branch. This summer my boyfriend
            and I are traveling Europe and Great Britian for 3
            months. Other than that my life is pretty much a
            bore....and my partner in this simulation is highly
            abusive.

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[ intro.65 ] Q & A
 - David J. Baker (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            I'm a member of the graduating class of North Branch
            1998. My name was King Fahd in the black game simulation.
            The most significant thing that I was involved in was the
            loaning of 500 million dollars to Syria so that they
            could build a canal. Through out the sim I learned a
            great deal mostly that simon and simon were not brothers
            in real life, only on television. Just kidding, I really
            learned a lot about the problems in the Middle East, Such
            as why the fighting is so long drawn. And now a little
            about me... I am 6'1" blonde hair, blue eyes and I weigh
            about 200 lbs. I am very athletic, I play hockey, I
            kickbox, and play soccer on the varsity team. After I
            graduate I will be joining the Marines to be an infantry
            sniper. After this I will be attending the University Of
            Hawaii to study biochemistry/toxicology with a minor in
            nanotechnology and after this I plan to join the F.B.I.
            until I retire. Let me end this by saying that it has
            been an honor to participate in this simulation with all
            of you, and I hope that we all learned something from
            each other. Good-Bye and thank you.
            Sincerly, David
            Joesph Baker
            Oh, as an added note I am the abusive
            partner that Becky spoke of, that's all.

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[ intro.66 ] accomplishments of Saudia Arabia
 - Dublin Coffman HS (2)
 - 08 May 1998
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            As the Defense Minister of Saudia Arabia our major
            accomplishment was regulating the use of our weapons and
            money to other countries. It was tough for us to open up
            and sustain communications with countries because we
            didn?t need to gain anything from anyone, and noone
            needed anything from us. That was probably our biggest
            accomplishment of the simulation.

            Matt Pearson

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[ 11.76 ] Learning Patience
 - Lucas J. Gyomory (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            I would have to say that patience is a very important
            part of this game. I know how you fell when you would
            send a message and then not recieve one. I was the Sultan
            Ibn Aziz in the Black Game, and I sent out many messages
            that had no responces. This really got on my nerves but I
            thought about how it must be in real life in the middle
            east.
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[ 11.77 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - Jay Reitter (Dublin Coffman HS)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Dear Mr. Brandon Rotstein,

            This is Jay Reitter and I was Faisal Husseini in the Red
            game of the simulation. If I were you I wouldn't be
            complaining about not recieving any messages because if
            yo in the Red game, I beleive we sent you plenty of
            messages that you could've written back to us about a
            peace plan with Israel. You yourself didn't really make a
            good impression on us about if you were a key player in
            this game. Since, you are a big bad and all just give me
            an 80 mph. fastball down the middle and I will show how
            big and bad I can be. I'll take you to the yard all day.
            You need to remember one thing and that is you don't mess
            with STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN. AUSTIN 3:16

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[ 11.78 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - Jim S. and Casey C. (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Jim is 19 and I am 18 years of age. We played king Fahd
            in the green game. Jim plans on attending Lake State
            University and I plan on attending University of Michigan
            in the Fall. As of today May 8, 1998 we have 6 days of
            school remaining in our school career at North Branch
            High School.

            The most important thing we learned in this simulation
            was the background of the whole conflict. The fighting
            over the "promised land".
            Our most significant accomplishment was how we stuck to
            our stratigic goals and played our roll as best as we
            could.

            Casey Carpenter
            Jim Seaman

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[ 11.79 ] re: Greg Assad Birmingham
 - Nabil the real deal Shaath (Dublin Coffman HS)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Dear Greg Assad Birmingham,
            The Palestinian people
            need a homeland too. Because of your selfishness the
            Israelis still have control of the Golan Heights instead
            of a fellow Arab. I hope you realize your mistake and
            loose the land to Israel forever. Ha Ha! Sincerely,

            Nabil ?the real deal? Shaath
            (B. Saylor and E. Hess)

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[ 11.80 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - Lucas J Gyomory (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Hello My name is lucas, most people call me luke. I
            played the part of the Sultan of Saudi Arabia, I attend
            North Branch High School which is in MICHIGAN. Thats not
            really anything to brag about but I've enjoyed my 4 years
            here. If you didn't realize it I'm a senior and I have 7
            days left and after high school I plan to go to a small
            college in Cinncinati Ohio (Mount St. Joesph).

            If I had to pick the most important thing that I learned
         besides how to play cards is that if anyone is ever going
         to find a way to promote peace in these countries and
         then actually accomplish it they will have to be one of
         the wisest, most understanding people this world has ever
         seen. Because the people of these countries have many
         problems that have to do with something that supposedly
         happened many years ago. What I don't understand is if
         they all could just understand where the other is coming
         from them then maybe they might have a chance. But I
         guess thats the way it has to be.

         What I accomplished in this class as the sultan is
         practically nothing. People had a hard time writting me
         back on any issue I asked them about. So we just went
         with the flow. if making Syria not talk to our country
         anymore is an accomplishment then that would be about it.

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[ 11.81 ] DEBRIEFING
 - Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal(Trad/Mike) (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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         Hi,

         1. Our most significant goal that we accomplished in the
         simulation was, trying to return the Golan Heights to
         Syria. We feel that if we had more time we could have
         accomplished this goal.

         2.We have learned that the problems in the Middle East
         are harder to accomplish than what most people think. We
         learned a lot about the countries and the problems they
         are having in their area. We also learned that these
         problems are creating much descretion between the
         countries and their leaders.

         3.My name is Trad and my partner's name is Mike. We
         played the role of Foreign Minister Prince Saud
            Al-Faisal. We attend North Branch High School, in North
            Branch, Michigan. Both of us are out of school on May
            19,1998. We spent most of our senior year partying, and
            just taking it easy in school.

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[ 11.82 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - Kelly Phillips and Erica Buono (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Hello!
            My name is Kelly Phillips and I'm a senior at
            North Branch High School in Michigan. I'm a Basketball
            Cheerleader and I enjoy traveling. During the stimulation
            I had the role of Prince Saud al-Faisal in the black
            game. My most significant accomplishment would be staying
            neutral during the game. I tried not to take sides. The
            most important thing I learned was the reason why the
            Middle East is in a conflict. I enjoyed talking with all
            of you and I hope you feel the same about me. Hello!

            My name is Erica Buono and I am a senior at North Branch
            High School. I play softball and I am in the National
            Honor Society. I enjoy spending times with my friends and
            my boyfriend. I will be graduating May 27,1998. Well
            thats enough about me. During the simulation I was Prince
            Saud Al-Faisal along with Kelly. Kelly and I basically
            had the same views of not taking sides. I think my most
            significant accomplishment was that I learned a lot about
            what was going on in the Middle East, and I learned a lot
            about my country. The most important thing I learned was
            why there was even a conflict in the Middle East. Some of
            you may not know that our teacher passed away just as the
            simulation was getting started. That is why some of you
            did not hear from us as soon as you would have wanted.
            Thankyou for your cooperation.

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[ 11.83 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - Jon Stalker, Craig Matichuk, Josh Meyer, Jim Schleicher (North Branch High
School)
 - 08 May 1998
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         QUESTION #1
         We played the part of Mohammad al-Hajj in
         the green game. Unfortunatly, our biggest accomplishment
         was probably bashing everything that Israel(Danny
         Feldman) said, or at least we tried to. Our activity in
         the simulation kept us on track of accomplishing our
         goals. Mainly, we kept people informed, and informed
         other reporters of Saudi Arabia's actions.

         QUESTION #2
         We learned that as big as Saudi Arabia is
         and with as much money as it has, they as a country can't
         really do anything except give support to other nations.
         They pretty much have to stay nuetral in order to have
         the king stay in power.

         QUESTION #3
         My name is Craig Matichuk. I am a senior
         at North Branch High School. I am a proud member of the
         National Honor Society. I am also the captain of the golf
         team and the curling team. I enjoy vending frozen treats
         in my spare time at the local Dairy Queen. I will be
         atttending the University of Detroit-Mercy in the fall to
         study electrical-engineering technology. I also enjoy
         spending my summers in Qatar dining at the local Kentucky
         Fried Chicken restaurant. Word! My name is Josh Meyer. I
         am a senior at North Branch High School. I was at one
         time a member of the National Honor Society, but had a
         little disagreement with a faculty member, which resulted
         in my expulsion from this worthy organization. As of yet,
         myself being 17 years old, I have never held a job. I am
         also a co-captain of the curling team, which in our
         second year placed second in our division. I also enjoy
            acting, for which I have won many awards, including
            recognition in our division. Next fall I plan on visiting
            the fine continent of Europe for some time. My name is
            Jon Stalker. I am fourth in line of five kids. I enjoy
            using computers, model rocketry, and curling. I am a
            senior at North Branch High School. I was a co-captian of
            the varsity Quiz Bowl team. I also enjoy taking the hole
            out of the center of donuts(I work at a bakery). In the
            fall I plan on attending Michigan Tech for electrical
            engineering. My name is Jim Schleicher. I am the third of
            three kids. I was a co-captain of the golf and quiz bowl
            team. Some of my favorite hobbies are golf, luge, and
            curling. I was a member of our academic all-conference
            team. This summer I will be participating in the Glassmen
            drum and bugle corps. I will be attending Michigan State
            University majoring in pre-med.

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[ 11.84 ] RESPONSE FROM DUBLIN, OH
 - SAPHIA NAJAFEE (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            May 7, 1998

            Dear Justin Altay,

            My name is Saphia Najafee and I played the role of Farouk
            al-Sharaa for the red game. I represented the country of
            Syria. I just wanted to say that I share your
            frustrations concerning the conflict with Israel. Our
            main goal also was to aquire the Golan Heights. As did
            your team, in the end our team did not receive the Golan
            Heights. We also feel that if we were to have more time,
            we would have gotten the Golan Heights back. Another
            thing that was really frustrating was the lack of
            communication. I would write many messages to other
            countries, but I would only receive one message or none
            at all. Did your team come up with any treaties?
            Saphia Najafee
            Dublin Scioto High School
            Dublin,
            OH

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[ 11.85 ] DEBRIEFING
 - Jayme Franklin (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Debriefing

            My name is Jayme Franklin and I am a junior at Dublin
            Scioto High School. Iíve been a cheerleader since seventh
            grade. This past March, my cheerleading squad competed in
            a National Competition in Orlando, Florida. We took first
            in our division. Next year I will be doing dance team,
            which will be the first year for it at our school. I
            played Mustafa Tlass, Defense Minister Syrian-Arab
            Republic from Syria. Tlassí personal goals were to push
            for a more stable Lebanon, maintain stable relations with
            Lebanon, negotiate for Israel to leave its buffer zone in
            Southern Lebanon, to improve relations with the USA, push
            for fair settlements for all, promote ìopen-doorî
            economic policies in Syria, and to work diplomatically to
            prevent further expansion of any imperialist nation,
            Zionist cause, of Israel geographic borders. Syria had
            similar goals to Tlassí. The main goal of Syria was to
            acquire the Golan Heights which we had lost in the Six
            Day War. Another important goal was for Lebanon to become
            more independent from other countries. Most of the goals
            of Syria dealt with these two points. Even though Tlassí
            goals didnít state the regaining of the Golan Heights, it
            became one of the important ones for me. A lot of the
            time was spent on these two goals trying to achieve what
            was most important to Tlass and Syria. The first goal
            that was accomplished was pushing for a more stable
            Lebanon. Through the Eight-Point Peace Plan (Israel), a
            better Lebanon was being developed. In fact, negotiating
            for Israel to leave its buffer zone in Southern Lebanon
            was also accomplished through the Eight-Point Peace Plan
            (it actually was never signed--but came close). I also
            maintained relatively good relations with Lebanon during
            the whole simulation. Relations were improved with the
            (proposal of the ) U.S. due to an Israeli-Syrian peace
            plan. The only problem with that document was that Israel
            didnít agree to it. My greatest accomplishment was the
            Peace Plan between Israel and Syria. With more time, the
            treaty would have been signed and the Golan Heights would
            have definitely been Syriaís again. The only goals that
            were not accomplished concerned the economy and
            prevention of the expansion of other countries
            boundaries. The army wasnít strengthened either, but that
            wasnít because it failed. Itís because these issues
            werenít addressed due to the importance of the Golan
            Heights and Lebanon. Through this simulation, I learned
            that communication is very important. Also, to get what
            you want you have to give up some aspects and dedicate a
            lot of time to negotiations.

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[ 11.86 ] resonse to Brandon
 - craig Webster (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            May 8, 1998

            Dear Brandon,

            I played the role of the Syrian President Hafez al-Assad
            in the simulation. I too had a problem with the lack of
            participation from several countries. In my simulation
            several countries all tried to gain the Golan Heights
            which caused a lot of problems when it came down to
            trying to solve a peaceful solution to regaining the
        Golan Heights. But, fortunately the United States sided
        with us over Israel and came up with a document that
        resolved in giving us the Golan Heights without losing
        anything. In our simulation we had a problem at the end
        with Israel refusing to sign a peace treaty written by
        the United States. I personally believed this was
        completely out of role for Israel. Considering, the fact
        that Israel never refuses a U.S. treaty. If you have time
        please tell me more about your UAW.

        Sincerely,

        Craig Webster

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[ 11.87 ] re: DEBRIEFING TO SCOTT ZADIGIAN
 - SAPHIA NAJAFEE FROM DUBLIN, OH (Dublin Scioto High School)
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        DEAR SCOTT,

        MY NAME IS SAPHIA NAJAFEE AND I GO TO DUBLIN SCIOTO
HIGH
       SCHOOL. FOR THE RED GAME I PLAYED THE ROLE OF
FAROUK
       AL-SHARAA FOR THE SYRIAN TEAM. UNLIKE YOUR TEAM,
WE WERE
       UNABLE TO AQUIRE THE GOLAN HEIGHTS. WE WOULD HAVE
BEEN
       ABLE TO IF WE WERE TO HAVE HAD MORE TIME. WE WERE
HOWEVER
       ABLE TO MAKE TWO TREATIES. THE UNITED STATES CAME
UP WITH
       A TREATY THAT SYRIA DECIDED TO SIGN, BUT
UNFORTUNATELY
       ISRAEL DID NOT FEEL THIS WAY. If we were to have had more
       time, we would have been able to persuade the Israel team
       to sign the treaty. We were able to get the military out
       of Lebanon as well as setting up an anti-terrorist
       policy. CONGRATULATIONS ON AQUIRING THE GOLAN
HEIGHTS!!!!

            Saphia Najafee
            Dublin Scioto High School
            Dublin,
            Oh

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[ 11.88 ] response to Jaber-Sevonne Cohen
 - Craig Webster (Dublin Scioto High School)
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            May 8, 1998

            Dear Jaber-Sevonne Cohen,

            I too learned how difficult negotiations could be. I
            played the role of the Syrian President Hafez al-Assad. I
            was almost able to achieve my main goal, which was
            regaining the Golan Heights back. But, unfortunately
            Israel did not sign the treaty before the deadline. From
            what I understand Israel was not going to sign anyways,
            this was a major problem for me. This treaty was written
            by the United States and Israel was refusing to sign it.
            Yes, it did favor us. But, Israel has never refused to
            sign a U.S. treaty. I personally believe if countries
            would have stayed more in role, then more would have been
            accomplished.

            Sincerely,

            Craig Webster

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[ 11.89 ] re: Hess' debriefing
 - Dublin Scioto High School
 - 08 May 1998
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            Eric Hess,
            My name is Jayme Franklin and I played
            Mustafa Tlass from Syria. I communicated with you a
            couple of times about the New Palestinian Plan. Needless
            to say we didn't like the plan b/c it involved taking
            away any opportunities to regain the Golan Heights. At
            the beginning of the simulation I had a partner who
            really wanted to inflict violence. At the beginning he
            would write to people and request to trade weapons, so I
            am not exactly sure if he ever wrote to you concerning a
            weapon trade or not. But I think this simulation would
            have been very interesting if he were still here. Sorry
            if I didn't communicate with you very well but we had to
            have three messages a week, and being by myself I had a
            lot of work!! Jayme Franklin - Scioto

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[ 11.90 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - REsponse To Lindsey (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            I played the press reporter of Syria, Rifaat Mansour. My
            name is Billy Barnett and I'm from Dublin Scioto. I also
            had the same problems that you did. No one ever wrote me
            back when I needed them to. They always took their time
            getting back to me. It was starting to tick me and my
            partners (Kim Cooper & Gaythri Sastry) off after a while.
            Most of the other countries (not yourís of course!)
            sucked in this simulation because every time they wrote
            me they would always say they would get back to me or
            they would just write something other than I was talking
            about. I understand how you felt about this. My press
            releases did nothing because no one even read them most
            of the time. I learned more about the Middle East and a
            lot about my country Syria. This simulation wasn't much
            fun because it was hard to take serious and our teacher
            hated us. Well some of us. Most of our goals were met
            though. We had to send 5 messages a week. Our teacher
            worked us way to hard. She made it seem that we were
            really in the Middle East trying to gain peace in the
            countries. But she did help a lot most of the time. Thank
            you for you time!

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[ 11.91 ] re: Brady Saylor
 - Dublin Scioto High School
 - 08 May 1998
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            Hi Brady,
            How are you? I am not sure if you remember
            me or not. But anyways, I played Mustafa Tlass in the red
            game. I don't think I talked to you very much, but I know
            I disagreed with the New Palestinian Plan. Did you think
            that that plan was very fair towards our country? Did you
            ever communicate with Klaus Kinkel? I was just wondering
            because he was a little on the weird side. Well, have a
            good day!! Weren't you the one friends with Clint? How is
            he? Jayme Franklin-Scioto

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 - Response to Nikki (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            I am the press roporter from Syris, Rifaat Mansour. My
            name is Billy Barnett and I'm from Dublin Scioto. I agree
            with you completely. Keeping in good contact with the
            people in the simulation helped a lot. I was also a
            little confused in the bigining of the simulation. I
            could never figure out what to write about. I was also
            hard to write to a person that never wrote back. Most of
            the countries in this simulation really sucked because
            they never wrote back or they took their time writing
            back. I learned a lot about the Middle East, and Syria
            itself. The press had a very small roll in this
            simulation because no one listen to us. It was rare if we
            even got a response. It ticked me and my parterns off
            because we kinda worked hard and no one even took the
            time to write a simple response. But that's ok because
            this class was kinda boring anyways. Our teacher required
            50 messages a week (minimum). She worked us hard and
            never gave us breaks. But I have to be honest she did
            help a lot when we didn't understand something or if we
            needed help coming up with an idea. This class at our
            school was harder than it should have been. It wasn't
            much fun because our teacher kinda hated us (well some of
            us). Especially myself because I didn't take the class
            serious enough. We had a fun class that made it fun
            sometimes. Kurt and Adam helped keep the class alive most
            of the time. Craig, Gregg, and myself helped a lot too.
            The class wouln't have been worth taking if it wasn't for
            them. I would have been the dullest class ever if it
            didn't have it's occasional humor. But over all we
            learned a lot and had a lot of fun if we worked to gether
            I guess. Our teacher wasn't as bad as I made her sound we
            usually made her the way I made her sound earlier. She
            was very motivated and was a big help believe it or not.
            Well I'll stop boring you and enjoy the rest of your
            senior year!

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 - Response to Nikki (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            I am the press roporter from Syris, Rifaat Mansour. My
            name is Billy Barnett and I'm from Dublin Scioto. I agree
            with you completely. Keeping in good contact with the
            people in the simulation helped a lot. I was also a
            little confused in the bigining of the simulation. I
            could never figure out what to write about. I was also
            hard to write to a person that never wrote back. Most of
            the countries in this simulation really sucked because
            they never wrote back or they took their time writing
            back. I learned a lot about the Middle East, and Syria
            itself. The press had a very small roll in this
            simulation because no one listen to us. It was rare if we
            even got a response. It ticked me and my parterns off
            because we kinda worked hard and no one even took the
            time to write a simple response. But that's ok because
            this class was kinda boring anyways. Our teacher required
            50 messages a week (minimum). She worked us hard and
            never gave us breaks. But I have to be honest she did
            help a lot when we didn't understand something or if we
            needed help coming up with an idea. This class at our
            school was harder than it should have been. It wasn't
            much fun because our teacher kinda hated us (well some of
            us). Especially myself because I didn't take the class
            serious enough. We had a fun class that made it fun
            sometimes. Kurt and Adam helped keep the class alive most
            of the time. Craig, Gregg, and myself helped a lot too.
            The class wouln't have been worth taking if it wasn't for
            them. I would have been the dullest class ever if it
            didn't have it's occasional humor. But over all we
            learned a lot and had a lot of fun if we worked to gether
            I guess. Our teacher wasn't as bad as I made her sound we
            usually made her the way I made her sound earlier. She
            was very motivated and was a big help believe it or not.
            Well I'll stop boring you and enjoy the rest of your
            senior year!

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[ 11.94 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - P.D.(Hess) (Dublin Coffman HS (2))
 - 08 May 1998
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            Hess,
            By the time you read this we will know who the
            man is in the two. You know it is going to be me.
            Remember the late surge on the sixth lap, surprise. You
            will remember this one for awhile because this is going
            to be fun. Remember go out in a 70 and go through the
            mile in 4:52. Good luck because you will need it. Z

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[ 11.95 ] re: DEBRIEFING
 - Kim Cooper (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            Hello Megan, How are you. My name is Kim and I attend
            Dublin Scioto Highschool as a Senior. I am 18 years old
            and am looking very forward to graduating. I totally
            understand where you are coming from when you say that
            just to get one message you would have to write and send
            more than one. Throughout the simulation my role in this
            simulation was a repoter for the Syrian paper. I was
            addressed by the name of Rifaat Mansour. Syria did not
            accomplish many of the goals that they expected to
            accomplish but they came close. Like with the Golan
            Heights, we ran out of time or else we probably would
            have gotten the Heights returned to Syria. We also drove
            the Isreal troops out of the country of Lebanon. Overall
            all I enjoyed this simulation. I thought it would be
            boring but it turned out okay.

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[ 11.96 ] response to Bouffard
 - Craig Webster (Dublin Scioto High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            May 8, 1998
          Dear Marie Bouffard,

         In response to your debriefing I let you know that I had
         many of the same problems. Lack of participation was a
         major problem in my simulation also(Game Red). Like you I
         also accomplished my major goal. As President of Syria my
         major goal was to regain the Golan Heights. By the end of
         the simulation I had signed a treaty to regain the Golan
         Heights back from Israel. My biggest problem was that I
         thought many of the countries were playing out of role,
         especially Israel. In your debriefing you said that you
         had a problem with people not accepting treaties that you
         had worked so hard to accomplish. I understand how you
         feel, but, that is the whole point of the simulation.
         This should help you understand why these countries hate
         each other.

          Sincerely,

          Craig Webster

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[ 12.2 ] re: Debriefing
 - Nick Brinker & Trent Shoemaker (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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         We were Prince Bandar bin Sultan,Ambassador for Saudi
         Arabia. Our character wanted to stay close to the United
         States. This was a good person for us becouse we enjoy
         looking at both sides of situations and thats what you
         have to do when you are an ambassador. Our goals were 1.
         Keep good relations with U.S. 2. Strenghen the Saudi
         military 3. Resolve the Israeli/Palistinian conflict 4.
         Make sure all diputed land is returned to proper
         countries My name is Nick Brinker and I will be
         graduating in 5 days. I will be attending a college in
         Cincinatti. There I will be playing football. I enjoy
         playing football, basketball and going to parties with
            friends. I drive a piece of junk green truck. I feel that
            the simulation was all right. It would have been better
            if we would have heard from more people.

            My name is Trent Shoemaker and I will also be graduating
            in 5 days. I work a 500 acre farm with my dad, and also
            have a job in a steel shop. I have a YZ 250, and race it
            occationally. I also have a Kawasaki Ninja and enjoy
            taking bike trips with friends. In the fall I will be
            attending Ferris state university for the welding
            technology progam. Good luck to all of you, it has been
            fun.

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[ 12.3 ] debriefing
 - Chris Hollenbeck (North Branch High School)
 - 08 May 1998
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            I was Prince Bandar Bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia. I was the
            ambassador to the United States in the simulation. The
            most significant accomplishment was that I worked to get
            roads built in and out of Syria, hoping that this would
            bring trade. Unfortunately CAME was passed and one of our
            stategic goals was to make sure CAME was not passed.

            The most important thing that I learned was that things
            can be done to help this situation get better and that
            all is not lost in the MIddle East. The history and how
            this all got started were very interesting and I'm very
            glad that I was apart of this oppurtunity.

            I am a senior at North Branch High School, thankfully I
            only have a few days left here then it's out to the real
            world. I like sports and listen to lots of Pearl Jam,
            Ozzy, and Tool. I work at Pet Supplies Plus in Lapeer,
            Michigan, and I hope to earn money for college while
            working there. It's been fun, Bandar Bin Sultan Chris
            Hollenbeck
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