Harvard President: Antisemitism Comments Misconstrued

Harvard President: Antisemitism Comments Misconstrued

Harvard President: Antisemitism Comments Misconstrued

Harvard President Claudine Gay, ridiculed by many Tuesday for not taking a harder stance against antisemitism during congressional testimony, said Wednesday her comments were misconstrued.

“There are some who have confused a right to free expression with the idea that Harvard will condone calls for violence against Jewish students,” Gay wrote in a statement posted on Harvard’s X account.

“Let me be clear: Calls for violence or genocide against the Jewish community, or any religious or ethnic group are vile, they have no place at Harvard, and those who threaten our Jewish students will be held to account.”

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