Harvard University’s endowment is estimated at 50 billion euros; Only children of the rich elite can study here unless they get a scholarship. A year’s tuition fees there cost 56,000 euros, in return for which you get professors currently taught by 50 Nobel Prize winners. Anyone who successfully completes Harvard will have career opportunities open to them around the world. The university has produced eight U.S. presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, the last one was Barack Obama.
But since October 7, everything has changed at the oldest university in the United States. Ever since Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, there has been chaos in the cadre factory. Fellow Jewish students are leaving universities or staying there out of fear that far-left students defend Hamas and condemn Israel. As if the most intelligent minds in the world can no longer differentiate between good and bad.
The tragic climax of hostility toward Israel was a joint letter from 30 student groups stating that Hamas was not responsible for the events of October 7 and that Israel had carried out the massacres. The groups demand: A clear position against Israel’s colonial reprisals against Palestinians.
Even critics were stunned by the university management’s response to the victim-perpetrator’s retaliatory letter. President Claudine Gay decided it was a controversial but still acceptable form of expression. A license for Israel haters among Harvard students, who have since paralyzed university operations with regular anti-Israel demonstrations.