Um, what: “The apartheid regime is the only one to blame.”
Ivy universities are poison. I don’t know why anyone would ever go to these schools.
On Saturday, 33 Harvard student groups tried to sound woke and cooly by blaming Israel for Hamas terrorists invading the country.
This is the final crack in my broken heart – a joint statement from @Harvard students. I could be sitting in class with these students, watching children brutally murdered, raped, kidnapped and their mutated bodies torn apart by a jeering crowd – and hear why it’s justified. pic.twitter.com/UTi60Y2omJ
— Yael Bar tur (@yaelbt) October 8, 2023
These students try to sound like they actually have a clue what they’re talking about when they have no idea:
Today’s events did not occur in a vacuum. For the last two decades, millions of Palestinians in Gaza have been forced to live in an open-air prison. Israeli officials promise to “open the gates of hell,” and the massacres in Gaza have already commenced. Palestinians in Gaza have no shelters for refuge and nowhere to escape. In the coming days, Palestinians will be forced to bear the full brunt of Israel’s violence.
The apartheid regime is the only one to blame. Israeli violence has structured every aspect of Palestinian existence for 75 years. From systematized land seizures to routine airstrikes, arbitrary detentions to military checkpoints, and enforced family separations to targeted killings, Palestinians have been forced to live in a state of death, both slow and sudden.
Today, the Palestinian ordeal enters into uncharted territory. The coming days will require a firm stand against colonial retaliation. We call on the Harvard community to take action to stop the ongoing annihilation of Palestinians.
Can…can someone tell them that Israel has not had any part of Gaza since 2005? Also, Gaza has gone down the toilet since Israel left?
Hamas is in control of Gaza.
Ah, yes. The Harvard Jews for Liberation in the Harvard Divinity School signed the letter. It’s all about Palestine for them.
The group is described as one that “offers warm, creative, spiritual and political space for anti-Zionist and non-Zionist Jews, as well as Jews questioning their relationship with Zionism.”
The group hosted Mohammed El-Kurd, a Muslim poet the ADL has accused of being anti-Semitic. The ADL pointed to a line in one of his poems that reflects the antisemitic trope “blood libel.” It is: “They harvest organs of the martyred, feed their warriors our own.”
The ADL also posted a few of El-Kurd’s tweets that repeat the “blood libel” trope.
Then there’s Bridget Terry Long, the Dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
Long echoed the sentiments of the student groups:
In an email to students on Sunday, the dean, Bridget Terry Long, told students she was writing to “express my concerns in the aftermath of the deadly attacks in Israel and the Gaza strip where it has been reported that more than 1,100 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded by the actions taken by Hamas and the Israeli government.”
Columbia University Students
You think Harvard students were bad. Columbia students somehow outdid them!
The Palestine Solidarity Groups at Columbia University sound like a happy, positive bunch of people: “We also affirm that there can be no future of safety and freedom for all Israelis and Palestinians without holding the Israeli occupation accountable for its actions and putting an end to the untenable status quo of Israel’s apartheid and colonial system.”
OH LOOK! Columbia Jewish Voice for Peace. Legal Insurrection has published plenty of posts on that group.
I cannot write it all out, so here are a few screenshots:
Columbia University Law Dean
Columbia Law’s dean, Gillian Lester, tried to blame the Hamas terrorist attack on both sides:
The dean of Columbia Law School, Gillian Lester, released a statement on Monday whitewashing the worst terrorist attack in Israeli history, lamenting the “violence that erupted in Israel and Gaza” without making any reference to the massacre that started it.
The statement did not mention Hamas’s role in the attack, which left over 900 Israelis dead, or note that the Iranian-backed group had targeted civilians, some of whom were gang-raped.
“The violence that erupted in Israel and Gaza this past weekend is nothing short of tragic,” Lester wrote in an email to students. “I know many in our community have been affected, both directly and indirectly, by the sudden escalation of conflict and the fear and uncertainty that have followed as the situation on the ground continues to evolve.”
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