HarvardHatesJews.com: AIM’s provocative response to Harvard student groups profiled in Boston Globe
October 12, 2023
By Accuracy In Media
Campus disputes over Israeli-Palestinian conflict turn uglier
Tensions on campuses over the war between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday as an out-of-state conservative group drove trucks through Harvard Square emblazoned with pictures of students linked to a controversial statement on Israel, labeling them with the word “Antisemites.”
The trucks in Harvard Square on Wednesday were sent by a conservative group based in Washington, D.C. They displayed the faces and names of students linked to a statement, issued last Saturday, that sparked the controversy at Harvard.
As the dead were still being counted in Israel — and the scale of the horrors, including murdered children, was becoming clear — the Harvard student groups published a statement that appeared to justify the attack. “We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence,” the statement said.
It drew a torrent of criticism from fellow students, Jewish advocacy groups, and national politicians of both major parties. Then Tuesday, a conservative news outlet published the names and LinkedIn profiles of students connected to the statement.
On Wednesday, the trucks arrived.
Students began noticing them rolling through Harvard Square in the late morning. They were nondescript except for this: on their sides, where a corporate logo would usually be, there were LED screens that rotated photos of the students along with their names printed in big crimson letters beneath the words, “Harvard’s Leading Antisemites.”
The trucks also displayed a URL, HarvardHatesJews.com, and the logo of a conservative media watchdog called Accuracy in Media.
“I think it’s important for the Harvard student body to know who among them are hateful antisemites,” AIM president Adam Guillette said in an interview. The group, he said, would remove the names of any students who recanted and disavowed the controversial statement. “We believe in forgiving anybody who apologizes,” he said.