College students supporting Hamas terror attacks against Israel, resignations from the Harvard board, and a truck revealing the identities of the students involved—this story has it all. We’ve seen some truly awful responses from college students across America, but the Harvard student groups’ statement blaming Israel for the terrorist strikes takes the cake. It’s ridiculous to see young people openly supporting acts of terror and blaming the innocent.
Harvard President Emeritus and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said it perfectly when he expressed his disappointment with the university’s lack of response. It’s disgraceful that it took so long for these administrators to speak out against the students’ statement. Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer and his wife Batia have had enough, too. They’ve decided to resign from the executive board of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in protest. Good for them for standing up against the university’s inaction.
The Ofers’ resignation is a blow to Harvard’s prestige, but let’s be real—the school’s endowment won’t suffer. It’s worth a cool $52 billion. The Ofer family, with their billions made in shipping and chemicals, won’t be contributing anytime soon. Can’t say Harvard really needs their money, though.
The response from school President Claudine Gay and the administration only served to further infuriate Summers and the Ofers. Their belated statement failed to directly condemn Hamas or even mention the students responsible for the outrageous letter. Gay’s attempt to clarify her stance with a follow-up statement didn’t do much to appease critics either. It’s clear that the school is more concerned with appeasing progressive voices than taking a strong stand against terrorism.
NEW: Harvard students are freaking out after a truck is driving around the school, displaying names of students who allegedly signed a letter blaming Israel for Hamas’ terror attacks.
Say it with me: Hamas Harvard.
The digital screen on the truck says “Harvard’s Leading… pic.twitter.com/B7g7vyN8Wp
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 12, 2023
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has joined the chorus calling for accountability. He wants to know who these students are so he can make sure never to hire them. It’s refreshing to see someone in the business world express their disdain for these radical ideologies.
And let’s not forget about Accuracy in Media, the conservative media group that took matters into their own hands. They drove a truck around Harvard Square, displaying the identities of the students who signed the letter. It’s about time these individuals face the consequences of their actions. Actions have consequences—finally, some common sense prevailing.
It’s also worth noting that one of the student leaders, Josh Willcox, comes from a wealthy background. It seems like there’s always a privileged kid leading these radical causes, trying to make a name for themselves at the expense of others. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have a clue about right and wrong.
In the end, maybe some of these students will learn something from this whole debacle. It’s about time they face the reality that actions have consequences, and blindly supporting terrorism doesn’t lead to anything good. Hopefully, this serves as a wake-up call for these young individuals, and they start using their minds critically instead of following radical ideologies.