Former Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew from his fellowships at Harvard University on Monday in response to antisemitism on campus, according to a letter posted on X — formerly Twitter.
Over 30 student organizations signed a letter blaming Israel for the Hamas terrorist attacks that began on Oct. 7. Hogan informed the university that he is withdrawing from his fellowship at the Kennedy School of Politics and the Chan School of Public Health due to the antisemitism on campus that followed the attacks, according to the letter. (RELATED: ‘Violence Will Necessarily Continue’: Graduate Assistants Union Releases Statement Condemning Israel)
“Unfortunately, this letter is to officially inform you that I must regretfully withdraw my offer to participate in this engagement. I cannot condone the dangerous anti-Semitism that has taken root on your campus, especially by more than 30 Harvard student organizations attempting to justify and celebrate Hamas’ terrorism against innocent Israeli and American civilians,” Hogan wrote in the letter.
This morning, I informed @Harvard that I must withdraw my offer to participate in fellowships this Fall. I cannot condone the dangerous anti-Semitism that has taken root on their campus. pic.twitter.com/s60iqsJaaD
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) October 23, 2023
“This horrific terrorist attack was the greatest loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust and it should be universally condemned as exactly what it is: pure evil. While these students have a right to free speech, they do not have a right to have hate speech to go unchallenged by your institution. Harvard’s failure to immediately and forcefully denounce the anti-Semitic vitriol from these students is in my opinion a moral stain on the University,” Hogan continued.
Student groups at multiple universities also put out pro-Palestinian statements following the terrorist attack, including those at Columbia University, Yale University and George Washington University. Multiple pro-Palestinian protests were held on numerous campuses and utilized imagery associated with the violence committed against Israel.
Harvard University and Hogan did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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