From the New York Post:
A Jewish member of the Harvard Club claims she was assaulted by a professor during a pro-Palestinian lecture at the swanky venue — and then was booted by the Ivy League institution.
Levine, 28, a marketing manager in Brooklyn, said she was a newly minted member of the 154-year old club when she and her mom attended a February 2019 lecture called, “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine” by Rashid Khalidi, a former press officer for the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
That’s the Ivy League for you. They invite the worst Antisemites and America haters to speak and be praised. Remember years ago when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to speak at Columbia. Also that Harvard offered a fellowship to Bradley “Chelsea” Manning.
Tom Wolfe called this Radical Chic, but it’s gotten worse. In today’s Woke Harvard, that means supporting the PLO, which is a recognized terrorist organization that pays Palestinians to murder Jewish children.
She said she “peacefully” asked during a question-and-answer session how Mideast peace could be achieved if Palestinians are taught “to support terrorism against Jews and Israelis.”
The audience erupted in “mob-like” fury at her query, according to the lawsuit.
You cannot question Islamic Antisemitism in Progressive circles. That is a forbidden topic. Levine spoke a heresy and so the mob erupted into “burn the witch.”
Harvard finance professor Faris Mousa Saah, 53, called her a whore in Arabic and grabbed her by the arm, bruising it as he tried to take the microphone, according to court papers.
More Islamic Antisemitic violence.
Though she was eventually able to ask her questions, Levine and her mom, who was born and raised in Israel, were asked by security to leave — with angry audience members following them into the hall, photographing her and chanting, “We’re going to get you expelled,” she charges.
In July, the Harvard Club’s board of trustees demanded Levine take down the Facebook video, but she refused. The board, led by prestigious attorney Stephen Younger, who served on transition teams for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, then booted Levine after a hearing in which they allegedly dismissed her assault claim, even ignoring an internal report from club security confirming Levine’s version of events, she said in court papers.
Cy Vance is probably the most evil prosecutor in America. He is known for abusing laws to target working-class and minority New Yorkers to make them pay outrageous fines for minor non-violent offenses as both a revenue collection scheme and a way of fudging the crime statistics. This was the guy that prosecuted general contractors, construction workers, and laborers for carrying utility knives under New York’s gravity knife law, and fought the repeal of that law, even though many of these cases were dismissed by judges as soon as the defendant challenged them. Vance’s goal was to force them into paying a fine rather than fighting the case.
There is a special place in hell for Vance, and honestly, there should be a special cell in Terre Haute for him to sit in and wait until his time in hell comes.
Any lawyer associated with Cy Vance is a piece of shit to the Nth degree and there is no suffering here on earth and then in death that he does not deserve.
The hearing was a “kangaroo court,” in which the club barred Levine from having a lawyer and refused to give her the names of witnesses, said her lawyer, Jeffrey K. Levine.
Welcome to [in]justice in New York City. Beat the shit out of a Jew, nothing happens to you. Be a Jew who questions a Muslim terrorist and they will ruin you financially.
Understand that is the goal here. The Harvard Club, like all the other prestigious university clubs in NYC (and the rest of America), exist as secluded places for these people to conduct business and glad-hand with one another. The membership to clubs like these is expensive because it’s a business investment.
Expelling someone from the Harvard Club is a way of cutting them off financially from the New York Harvard network. It makes them persona non grata to all the “right” people.
This is more than just losing membership to the gym.
Really, every Jewish alumni and parent of Harvard should stop all donations. But I know that won’t happen because most of them are more Progressive than they are Jewish and don’t want to sacrifice the business connections that the embargo would cause.
As a result, Harvard will slide further into Progressive Jew-hatred and things will get worse for America’s Jews.