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Why the Harvard Crimson’s Call for BDS is Dead Wrong

The Harvard Crimson has published an anonymous statement by its Editorial Board in favor of the notorious Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign (BDS) against Israel: In Support of Boycott, Divest, Sanctions and a Free Palestine. Despite the editorial’s portentous style, as a Harvard alumnus (GSAS 1987) I do feel it’s important to respond in an...

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MESA’s decision to adopt BDS is wrong

On December 2nd, the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) adopted a resolution endorsing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign targeting the Israeli universities and academics. According to MESA President Dina Rizek Khuri, “the decision was made to show solidarity with researchers whose lives and livelihoods are being attacked by the...

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Echoes of Wannsee on campus

On January 20, 1942, in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, fifteen high-ranking Nazi officials convened in a villa to carry out the sentencing of the Jewish people. By war’s end, the edict reached saw its near-realization: six million Jews were systematically executed. The ideological heirs to the twentieth century’s eliminationist...

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