Harvard’s One-State Solution?Mar 3, 2012 at 11:05:51 PM
It's no secret that Alwaleed bin Talal ― the Saudi Prince who insulted Rudy Giuliani with an attempted $10 million check after September 11 ― has donated a whopping $20 million to Harvard.
That may explain in part why Harvard officials have been so reticent to speak out against the "One-State Solution" conference at Harvard, scheduled for March 3-4, 2012.
The "One-State Solution," as anyone familiar with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict knows, is a code word for the "demographic annihilation of the State of Israel."
Not surprisingly, many of those scheduled to speak at the Harvard conference are on record as opposing the existence of Israel.
Surely, universities are bastions of free speech and tolerance, but this is crossing the line. Harvard is allowing its resources ― including student activity funds, free space on its property, and the credibility of the Harvard logo in promo materials ― to be applied toward the goal of the dissolution of Israel.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard professor Ruth Wisse observes:
And surely Harvard would never allow students to organize a KKK convention or a gay-bashing fest using campus resources.