Harvard Condemns Antisemitic Cartoon

Harvard University issued an official statement this week condemning a “vile and hateful antisemitic” cartoon that was circulated by two student groups and a faculty organization, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Journal said the cartoon depicted a hand with the Star of David and a dollar sign holding a noose from which Muhammad Ali and former Egypt President Gamal Abdel Nasser were hanging. The groups that shared the image later apologized in statements on social media.

“Perpetuating vile and hateful antisemitic tropes, or otherwise engaging in inflammatory rhetoric or sharing images that demean people on the basis of their identity, is precisely the opposite of what this moment demands of us,” wrote Harvard interim president Alan Garber in a campus-wide message on Tuesday. “The University will review the situation to better understand who was responsible for the posting and to determine what further steps are warranted.”

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