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Harvard Stoops to New Low in Anti-Israel Campaign

Students have resigned from the Harvard government body after a secret ballot vote calling to divest from Israel.

The Harvard student government has been thrust into controversy following a resolution advocating for divestment from Israel. This contentious measure was passed under a secretive ballot, effectively concealing the identities of its proponents and circumventing the traditional channels of accountability. Consequently, Cameron Adkins and Regina De Nigris, two conscientious student representatives, felt compelled to resign in protest.

Their resignation letter articulated a profound discomfort with the resolution’s accusations of “genocide of Palestinians” and denouncements of the “ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine.” This move to divest from Israel has only exacerbated existing divisions within the campus community, with the Harvard Jewish Law Students Association condemning the resolution as divisive and unabashedly Antisemitic. This group rightly points out the resolution’s undue harshness towards Israel, casting an unjust shadow over Jewish and Israeli students at Harvard.

This incident is but the latest chapter in a deeply concerning narrative of rising Antisemitism within the halls of Harvard, an institution once celebrated for its commitment to enlightenment and scholarly pursuit. Today, what we’re witnessing is a hijack of Harvard’s intellectual and moral compass by radical ideologies that stoke division and propagate hate. By employing a secret ballot to push through a resolution that targets Israel so singularly and harshly, the student government has not only abandoned principles of transparency and fairness but has also engaged in a form of blatant discrimination.

Harvard is morphing into an arena of political activism where ideological battles overshadow the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. This unchecked trend is not only a stain on Harvard’s legacy but also a grave disservice to the fabric of our society, which is woven from threads of tolerance, respect, and mutual understanding. If this trajectory continues unaltered, Harvard risks completely alienating the Jewish community.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.