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Harvard Faculty and Staff Among Those Busted For Posting Antisemitic Image

The Harvard Crimson reports on yet more antisemitism from those on campus:

The University announced Monday evening that it is investigating social media posts that contained an antisemitic image from two pro-Palestine student groups and would refer the matter to the Harvard College Administrative Board.

“Such despicable messages have no place in the Harvard community,” the University wrote in a statement posted on Instagram. “We condemn these posts in the strongest possible terms.”

The Ad Board — an administrative body responsible for the application and enforcement of undergraduate policies — will review the posts, a sign that Harvard might look to take disciplinary action against the groups that published the antisemitic image.

While the post originated from two student organizations — Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and the African and African American Resistance Organization, most of the initial criticism was directed at a Harvard faculty and staff pro-Palestine group that reposted the image in an Instagram story.

The image, which appeared to come from a June 1967 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee newsletter, depicted a hand branded with the Star of David with a dollar sign at the center of the star holding a noose that circles the necks of two men who appear to be Muhammad Ali and former Egyptian President Gamal Nasser.

The phrase “third world” appears on the left side of the image and “liberation movement” is written on a machete in the background.

Sunday’s post, which explained the history of Black and Palestinian solidarity, was taken down and reposted Monday afternoon without the antisemitic image by both AFRO and the PSC. The groups wrote that the earlier version of the post “shared an image that was not reflective of our values as organizations.”

“Our mutual goals for liberation will always include the Jewish community – and we regret inadvertently including an image that played upon antisemitic tropes,” the caption stated. “Antisemitism has no place in the movement of Palestinian liberation, and we wholeheartedly disavow it in all its forms.”

Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, the newly formed group of pro-Palestinian faculty and staff, also apologized on Monday for resharing the original post.

“It has come to our attention that a post featuring antiquated cartoons which used offensive antisemitic tropes was linked to our account,” the group wrote in a Monday Instagram post. “We removed the content as soon as it came to our attention.”

“We apologize for the hurt that these images have caused and do not condone them in any way,” the group added.

Here is the image in question:

The fact this was reposted by faculty and staff – let alone posted at all to begin with – is highly troubling and shows just how deep the antisemitism runs at Harvard.

The image is blatant in its antisemitism, straight out of the Nazi playbook:

So I fail to see how AFRO and the PSC “inadvertently” included it, as they claim. As for Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, they literally reposted the image, so referring to it as having been “linked to our account” and them having removed it ” as soon as it came to our attention” – as if someone else posted it and they were passively drawn in – is just as disingenuous.

Isn’t it amazing how many times these so-called anti-Zionists are busted for antisemitism, they always claim it was not intentional, and antisemitism has no place in their movement of Palestinian liberation?

Nope, when it comes to the Israel-haters, antisemitism is a feature, not a bug.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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