(RepublicanReport.org) – The presidents of three top American universities recently attended a congressional hearing to answer for allegations of anti-Semitism on their campuses. All of them struggled to respond when asked whether genocidal chants, such as “from the river to the sea,” violated their schools’ codes of conduct. They claim they’re trying to tread a fine line between hateful messaging and freedom of speech.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) expressed her outrage after she learned one of the three universities was her alma mater, Harvard. She wrote an op-ed for The Harvard Crimson detailing the issue and calling out the silent school leaders. In it, she claims public institutions’ strong desire to appease extreme progressives has led to corruption and the enabling of open bigotry. She recounts the brutal attack Hamas waged against Israel on October 7, noting the barbaric murders of over 1,000 people along with the 200 others who were taken hostage by the Islam extremists.
Stefanik alleges that a new wave of anti-semitic activity has erupted on college campuses all across the United States. Much of it appears to stem from groups and individuals promoting the idea that Israel brought the attack upon itself by forcing Palestinians in Gaza to live under oppressive apartheid conditions for so many years. According to a related article published by The Harvard Crimson, students in the Palestine Solidarity Committee who signed a statement condemning Israel became victims of a massive doxxing scheme, so the hateful behavior appears to be coming from both sides.
Harvard President Claudine Gay spoke about the issue in October. She denounced the Hamas attack and reminded the public that the university’s commitment to freedom of expression wasn’t an endorsement of anyone’s views. The Harvard president also asked her peers to respond to the current issues “with grace.”
The Daily Wire reports that the two other university presidents implicated in the recent hearing were Sally Kornbluth of MIT and Elizabeth Magill from the University of Pennsylvania.
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