SWC Rejects Harvard’s Decision to Allow University President to Remain

December 12, 2023

Jewish Human Rights NGO Asks How Will Jewish Students Survive Her Tenure

LOS ANGELES – The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) rejects the decision by Harvard University and its board to keep President Claudine Gay on after her disastrous congressional hearing last week.

The SWC still urges that President Gay, who failed to answer if calls for the genocide of Jewish people would violate university policies, be removed from office.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action at the SWC, issued the following statement:

“President Gay survives to continue as university president, but will Jewish students on campus survive her tenure? Will Harvard finally act against the harassment of Jewish students? We await Title VI investigation to hold Harvard accountable for its double standard against Jews. As for calls for genocide against Jews, it depends on ‘context?’ Sooner or later President Gay and the policies she backs will have to go.

For further information contact the Center’s Communications department at pressinquiries@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed. Media can also contact James Lambert, Vice President at Rubenstein Public Relations, at jlambert@rubensteinpr.com or 1-212-805-3024.

About the Simon Wiesenthal Center  

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).


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