News

Harvard Law School Makes Online Zero-L Course Free for All U.S. Law Schools Due to Coronavirus

News

For Kennedy School Fellows, Epstein-Linked Donors Present a Moral Dilemma

News

Tenants Grapple with High Rents and Local Turnover at Asana-Owned Properties

News

In April, Theft Surged as Cambridge Residents Stayed at Home

News

The History of Harvard's Commencement, Explained

Scholars Denounce Anti-Israeli Move Made by UNESCO

By Candace Kaller

Three Harvard professors attended a conference of scholars and intellectuals Sunday which discussed the politicization of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its recent actions against Israel.

David S. Landes, Goelet Professor of French History, Daniel P. Moynihan, professor of Government, and Orlando H.L. Patterson, professor of Sociology, were all members of the conference committee which discussed the ramifications of the 1974 UNESCO resolution charging Israel with jeopardizing Moslem monuments during archeological excavations in Jerusalem.

This resolution prohibited Israel from participating in their own regional group of UNESCO, and since all of UNESCO's business is done in regional groups, this in effect barred Israel from involvement in UNESCO, Landes said yesterday.

Landes said he and many of the other delegates will boycott UNESCO functions as a matter of conscience "until the politicization of a supposedly neutral organization is halted."

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.

Tags