Harvard surrenders to pro-Hamas brats, agrees to anti-Israel talks

With a May 23 graduation in Harvard Yard looming, the Ivy League school effectively surrendered to the antisemitic protesters who have been laying siege on campus.

The anti-Israel “encampment” in Harvard Yard “concluded” Tuesday morning, as the students put it, after school officials agreed to reverse the suspensions of nearly two dozen students and to go easy on other participants facing charges. Harvard will also meet with the antisemites on divesting from Israel and discuss “the possibility of a center for Palestine studies.”

“The decision to peacefully end the encampment came after University President Alan M. Garber ’76 and HOOP organizers negotiated a peaceful end to the protest,” the Harvard Crimson reported. “Garber’s administration agreed to promptly begin reinstating at least 22 students from involuntary leaves of absence and offered protesters a meeting with members of the University’s governing boards about divestment.”

More from the school newspaper:

The University also agreed to expedite Administrative Board cases for more than 60 students facing charges for their involvement in the encampment with “precedents of leniency for similar actions in the past,” according to the press release.

Members of the encampment will also meet with Garber and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra to discuss their perspectives on the Israel-Hamas war, according to Swain. HOOP signaled in its Tuesday morning press release that it intended to raise the possibility of establishing a center for Palestine studies in its meeting with Hoekstra.

 

Harvard Interim President Alan Garber announced Tuesday morning that “the protesters agreed to end the encampment in Harvard Yard.”

“Now that the area is being cleared and in line with the conversation I had with students last week, I will facilitate a meeting with the chair of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility and other University officials to address questions about the endowment,” Garber said in a statement. “And, in keeping with my commitment to ongoing and reasoned dialogue, the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and I will meet with students to hear their perspectives on academic matters related to longstanding conflicts in the Middle East.”

The radical-left students released a statement making it clear that they are driving the bus here.

“As a pre-condition for decamping, administration will retract suspensions. Administration has also offered us meetings regarding disclosure and divestment with members of the Harvard Management Company and ‘conversations’ regarding the establishment of a Center for Palestine Studies at Harvard,” the statement said.

And they were equally clear that there’s more to come, “We are under no illusions: we do not believe these meetings are divestment wins. These side-deals are intended to pacify us away from full disclosure & divestment. Rest assured, they will not.”

Tom Tillison

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