A newly-formed student group at Harvard University is demanding that the school reveal its financial ties to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and divest from it entirely.
ews are only safe walking around the West Village because Israel exists, and it’s “insane” not to understand this, says Bari Weiss of the NYT. She also says Jewish donors should stop giving money to “prestige” schools so as to fight for Israel. “The idea that there are very wealthy Jews giving their money to places that actively employ antisemitic professors is astonishing to me,” she says.
The Harvard student of Palestinian origin who the U.S. deported before he could start classes has been allowed back in, but it’s clear that Ismail Ajjawi will not have the same right to speak out freely as his Harvard classmates enjoy.
Ismail B. Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian freshman at Harvard, is at the school and awaiting to begin classes after being denied entry into the United States earlier this month.
A 17-year old Palestinian from Lebanon who was set to begin classes at Harvard University was denied entry into the United States on August 23. Ismail B. Ajjawi says he was questioned about the political posts of his friends before he was deported.