Feb 22, 2024 - News

Harvard interim president condemns student groups' antisemitic image

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Harvard University's interim president is calling an image posted by some of the school's pro-Palestine student groups "vile" and "flagrantly antisemitic."

Why it matters: Alan Garber took over as interim president of the prestigious Ivy League school after former President Claudine Gay was forced out, in part, over the university's handling of student speech regarding the Israel-Hamas war.

What's happening: The image posted over the weekend by Harvard's Palestine Solidarity Committee and the African and African American Resistance Organization shows a hand marked with a dollar sign and a Star of David holding ropes around the necks of a Black man and an Arab man.

  • The groups apologized for the image, which dates from the 1960s, saying it was posted to show the "historical roots of solidarity" between Black American and Palestinian liberation.

The latest: The faculty director for the Palestine Solidarity Committee resigned Tuesday, according to the Crimson.

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