Harvard President Rejects Anti-Israel Student Statement

As the calendar year of 2023 nears its final months and 2024 rapidly approaches, the state of international politics remains volatile, anarchial, and turbulent. Indeed, the nature of order and national dominance on the world stage appears to be changing. For the first time since the end of the cold war in the early 1990s, rival powers have emerged, challenging the western world and the United States. In recent reports, Russia and China are working towards a joint meeting in October to discuss a strengthening alliance. Both nations also have increased trade activities and cooperation between each other in recent months and years and appear to be formidable powers in a newly forming axis alliance. In the midst of all this, the government of the United States remains weak and disorganized in D.C.. President Biden appears to be incompetent, and downright incoherent at times, and on the global stage he committed one of his biggest blunders in August of 2021 when he botched the American withdrawal from Afghanistan which resulted in the deaths of 13 servicemembers. Ultimately, there could not be a sharper contrast between the declining United States and the rising axis powers of Russia and China.

In early October, the terrorist group Hamas infiltrated the Israeli border from Gaza and killed over 1,000 innocent citizens, many of whom were children. The events that transpired have shocked the western world and caused several protests in the U.S. in major cities. Some citizens have been vocal in supporting Israel, while many Muslims and progressives aligned with the state of Palestine and other Muslim nations in the region have been vocal in their opposition to the actions of the Israeli state in Gaza following the massacre.

At Harvard, elitist students issued a declaration condemning Israel, accusing the country of being responsible for the unrest in the region. Facing backlash, the University President Claudine Gay made a statement denouncing the Hamas terrorists.