SHAME ON HARVARD: WOULD HARVARD ALLOW AN ANTI-GAY EVENT OR KKK EVENT ? SO WHY IS IT OK TO ATTACK THE JEWS ?
From Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
In the liberal, academia-focused world of American Universities, acceptance, tolerance and universalism are the accepted buzzwords of the day – of course unless said acceptance and tolerance comes to Jews and Israel.
In the 90’s, when I was a college student, militant black student groups hosted speakers from the Nation of Islam, and Kwame Toure (the former Stokely Carmichael), who would - without fail - say: "The only good Zionist is a dead Zionist."
As National President of the BETAR/TAGAR Youth movement, we protested, yelled and raised our voices – I hope that youth on campus are doing the same today.
Today American campuses are more hostile than ever before. In a sickening development, this week Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government will host a two-day conference called “Israel/Palestine and the One State Solution,” whose goal is to “educate ourselves and others about the possible contours of a one-state solution and the challenges that stand in the way of its realization.”
The one state solution would mean an end to the Jewish state of Israel – and naturally, this organization’s website advocates and links to BDS - a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Bastions of peace.
One wonders whether say Harvard would permit the KKK to host events calling for a white state, and boycotting all non-white products.
Would Harvard allow an organization which called for an end to gay rights and to boycott all homosexual owned businesses?
I am sure the world would be in an uproar. But, if it’s the Jews – well then free (hate) speech must prevail.
Naturally, following the Harvard shindig, we’ll see the eighth annual Israeli Apartheid Week at colleges, where American liberals will blast the only democracy in the Middle East. Sickening.
Responsible Jewish organizations need to target Jewish donors of Universities that allow these hateful activities. (A list at: http://hillel.harvard.edu/alumni ).
The Jewish community must do all we can to say to our alma mater we won’t be silent if you permit Jew-hatred on campus – here’s one Public Relations Firm ready to work pro-bono at harming the interests of any University permitting anti-Semitic hatred.