Sunday February 19, 2012
On March 3 and 4, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government is hosting a conference on the 'one-state solution.' That would be the state that makes the 'Palestinians' of Judea, Samaria and Gaza into
According to the working definition of anti-Semitism developed by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), and recognized by the United States Department of State, the One State Conference, in implicitly “denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination,” is an exercise in anti-Semitism.
The One State Conference website boasts the logo of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and has been in the planning for a year. According to The Jewish Advocate, Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood released a statement, saying:Read the whole thing.I want to emphasize once again that Harvard University and the Harvard Kennedy School in no way endorses or supports the apparent position of these student organizers or any participants they include. We hope that the final shape of the conference will be significantly more balanced.Furthermore, the university is quoted saying that the event is being at least partially underwritten by “modest” funds set aside for student activities. According to Melodie Jackson, Associate Dean for Communications, also quoted in The Jewish Advocate: “Generally administrators try to be supportive of student ideas for events that they are planning.”
Increasingly, assaults on Israel's legitimacy and survival are promoted by academics, including at the nation's most prestigious universities.
I guess they don't teach students to think anymore at Harvard. After all, if they could think, they could be entrusted to hear two sides of a story and to choose the right one.