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800 Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Rebuking ‘Anti-Israel Sentiment’ on Campus

More than 800 University affiliates signed a Harvard Israel Initiative letter supporting “the right of the Jewish people to self-determination” and Israel’s “right to self-defense” against rocket attacks by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.


Harvard Hillel Executive Director Accuses Cornel West, Supporters of Furthering ‘Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory’ In Tenure Controversy

Responding to vigorous campus support for Professor Cornel R. West ’74 — who said last month Harvard declined to consider him for tenure in part due to his outspoken criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians — Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg, executive director of Harvard Hillel, criticized West for having “egged students on” in “scapegoating and demonizing” Jewish people.


Supreme Court Justice Breyer Discusses Landmark BGLTQ Case, Remote Oral Arguments at Harvard Hillel Talk

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees at a virtual Harvard Hillel event Monday evening where he discussed the Court’s recent move to virtual oral arguments and a landmark decision earlier that same day that protects BGLTQ workers from workplace discrimination.


Amid Criticism, Jewish Harvard Students Create Pro-Palestinian Rights Group

The coalition bills itself as an “anti-Zionist Jewish organization” focused on countering anti-Semitism through solidarity with marginalized groups, and creating spaces and events for Jewish students outside of Harvard Hillel, according to a public statement on the organization’s Facebook page.


Jewish Coalition for Peace

The Harvard Jewish Coalition for Peace, which will hold its first meeting in the PBH Building, is a new anti-Zionist Jewish organization focusing on Palestinian solidarity work, fighting anti-Semitism through solidarity, and engaging with the history of radical Jews.


Harvard Hillel and Chabad to Increase Security Following Anti-Semitic Attacks

Harvard Hillel and Harvard Chabad will implement increased safety measures following a spate of anti-Semitic incidents across the nation, according to the group’s leaders.


Israel Trek Petition Hillel

A recent petition has been sent around about the Harvard College Israel Trek trip and its inclusivity. The Israel Trek group hosts its meetings in Harvard Hillel.


Epstein ‘Facilitated’ — But Didn’t Actually Fund — Wexner’s Donation to Construct Harvard Hillel Building, Director Says

Harvard donor and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein “facilitated,” but did not contribute money to, the leading donation that funded the construction of Harvard Hillel’s building, according to Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg.


Rosovsky Hall

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein facilitated donations to build Rosovsky Hall, the Mount Auburn Street building that houses Harvard Hillel.


Students Criticize Harvard Lampoon for Anti-Semitic Image of Anne Frank

Hundreds of Harvard College students signed a petition denouncing the Harvard Lampoon, an undergraduate humor magazine, for its decision to publish an anti-Semitic Photoshopped image depicting Holocaust victim Anne Frank.


Charity Linked to Sex Offender and Harvard Donor Jeffrey Epstein Gave Thousands to Hasty Pudding, Professor’s TV Show

A charity connected to convicted sex offender and Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 and a non-profit linked to a Harvard professor, according to tax filings obtained by The Crimson.


Harvard Undergraduate Council Votes to Fund Israeli Apartheid Week

The Undergraduate Council voted to allocate the Palestine Solidarity Committee $2,050 to host Israeli Apartheid Week at Sunday’s general meeting. IAW is an international movement across college campuses to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.


In Wake of Pittsburgh Shooting, Jay Harris Speaks on Anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Paulette K. Schuster ’20, who helped organize the Hillel event, said she invited Harris in response to students’ desires for experts to “contextualize” anti-Semitism in America after the “rattling” attack.


Conversation with Jay M. Harris at Hillel

Jay M. Harris, professor of Jewish studies, spoke with Harvard affiliates about the history of anti-Semitism and the continued effects of prejudice at Harvard Hillel Tuesday night.


Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil for Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Close to a hundred individuals — Jewish and non-Jewish alike —packed into the vigil to pay their respects for the eleven victims of Saturday’s tragedy.


Tal Becker

Tal Becker, a senior member of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks about his experiences at the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating table. Among other things, Becker elucidated the process behind each peace talk.


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