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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Harvard and Its Middle East Outreach Center for Who?

Nadene Goldfoot
Harvard is known for its production of great lawyers.  It is supposed to be the creme de la creme of universities.  It's in competition with Yale.  They may be accepting finances from a very one sided group, a group very anti-Israel.  Why else would they accept  only one viewpoint of Israel's existence in today's society?   They're not showing any critical understanding at all.

Harvard's so called 'Middle East Outreach Center's platform is to promote "a critical understanding of the diversity of the Middle East region."  The director turns out to be the  anti-Israel Paul Beran, an activist promoting the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  This group's reading list favors the anti-Zionist writings of Edward Said (Arab) and Ilan Pappe (Israeli Prof all for 1 state solution, sort of Britain's Noam Chomsky).  It promotes the film, "Occupation 101", an anti-Israel piece of propaganda with Noam Chomsky and Richard Falk, extremists against Israel.  Speakers from this group talk only from the Palestinian perspective and dismiss the Israeli position. 

The Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is not what it appears.  It really is an activist group that is one of the 10 most anti-Israel organizations in the USA.  Beran promotes his BDS movement and has bonded with this group. 

Worst of all, Beran tells the anti-Semitic lie of Jewish or Israeli control of the American Government.  He urges Harvard to believe that Dan Halutz, former Israeli Chief of Staff, is a war criminal.  He's a speaker to the Presbyterians, who accept the BDS movement.  There he has compared Israel's sovereignty over Judea and Samaria to the Roman occupation.  In his speech to a Christian audience, he said, "How would Joseph and Mary get to Bethlehem with the now 25-foot high Separation Wall in their way? 

The Outreach of Harvard influences Boston high schools.  In their outreach programs they are using The Arab World Studies Notebook, revised in 1998, which is full of errors and misrepresentations about Middle East history.  It not only teaches about Islam but is proselytizing for it.  The book is just full of lies about Israelis, saying Israeli soldiers murder Arab women and children in cold blood. and calls it a genocidal aggressor state. 

The state of Massachusets has wised up and denounced the textbook as a manipulative and distorted political agenda on unsuspecting teachers. 

In this way, Harvard and its past 'One-State Solution Conference" held a week or so ago means Harvard could be endorsing a policy that will lead to the elimination of the state of Israel as it has been heading that way for the past 10 years.  The Center is operating with Harvard's name.  Is this really what they all promote? 


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