Crimson opinion writer
Alexander L.S. Bernat
Derek J. Penslar — Harvard’s pick to lead its new presidential task force on antisemitism — should tackle claims of antisemitism, not minimize them in interviews with the national press.
Now, more than ever, is the time to stand by the Jewish community. We recognize the incredible suffering that this war will inflict upon all Middle Easterners. But mourning the loss of Palestinian life must not preclude naming Israel as the target of this attack and calling Hamas what it is.