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March 8, 2013 6:09 pm

Jewish Students at Harvard Harassed by Palestine Solidarity Committee

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Jewish students at Harvard University received mock eviction notices on their dormitory doors as part of an anti-Israel campaign organized by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee.

The flyers, which informed the students that their rooms “were scheduled for demolition in the next three days,” were meant to invoke the “unlawful displacement of Palestinians from their homeland at the hands of the Israeli government,” the Harvard Crimson reported.

The notices were orchestrated as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” which is an annual series of anti-Israel lectures, events and protests that is aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

“I feel like [Israeli Apartheid Week] goes against what Harvard stands for as a place for open academic dialogue, open thoughts, and open intellectual activity,” Harvard senior Steven J. Tricanowicz, who was one of the students effected by the notices, told the Harvard Crimson.

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Many of the notices were later found ripped up and thrown on the ground.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage over the incident.

“This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country,” said Robert Trestan, ADL Acting New England Regional Director.

“Free expression has a place on campus; however targeting the dorms of Harvard students lends itself to creating tension, isolating students and fomenting hostility,” he said.

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  • First Russ, thanks for proving me right.

  • As bad as this is, it is not as bad as the Jewish anti-Semitism in Austria. Vienna is a town whose Jewish community have endorsed the removal of the 2 year old Schlesinger twins from their capable mother in what is essentially persecution. I would much prefer to read about measures in place to counter such Jewish anti-Semitism than that coming from outside. See http://helpbeth.org for the full story.

  • Tony George

    Can you just imagine the nationwide uproar if those “notices” had been targeted towards blacks? But since it’s only Jews, I guess it’s not even a local story. When will we Jews stop being the “Stupid Jews”?

  • Sonia

    This article is a hoax: all students received notices, not only the jewish.

    • G. Fränkl

      It’s YOU who are the liar for your antisemitic cause, darling!

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    This kind of “free expression” does not have any place on any campus. It is a disgrace! When students realize that study in any college or institution of higher learning is a privilege, not a right, then they will respect their fellow students, their professors, their administrators, and the integrity of their educational institutions. There must be parameters for self-expression and free expression in public. Just as lewdness is taboo in American society, so is bigotry! For bigotry there is no sanction! If Harvard can ascertain which students and faculty, is applicable, were responsible for such abominable behavior, they should expel them from Harvard permanently! A lesson in civil rights is highly appropriate in this case!

  • Don’t be shocked. The Muslim students revere a sociopath named Muhammad who personally decapitated 900 unarmed Jews at Quarayza. When you revere a sociopath you are likely to commit random acts of intolerance or worse.

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