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University Presidents Won’t Say Calls for Jewish Genocide Violate Policy

via Forbes Breaking News

Three university presidents, including those of Harvard, Penn, and MIT, refused to explicitly state whether calling for the genocide of Jewish people violates their schools’ code of conduct.

This refusal came in response to a question from Rep. Elise Stefanik, who asked if such calls for genocide would breach the code of conduct.

The university presidents did not provide a clear answer, and the text criticizes their lack of condemnation and the implications of their stance. (Trending: Biden Bank Records Reveal Another Massive Bombshell)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asked Harvard president Claudine Gay, Penn president Liz Magill, and MIT president Sally Kornbluth, “Does calling for the genocide of Jews violate [your school’s] code of conduct?”

UPenn’s Magill said, “If the speech becomes conduct, it can be considered harassment.”

“‘Conduct’ being committing the genocide?” a stunned Rep. Stefanik responded.

Rep. Stefanik declared, “It does not depend on the context. The answer is yes.”

“And this is why you should resign. These are unacceptable answers across the board,” concluded the lawmaker.

Additionally, it questions the response of Jewish Democrats to these events and their continued support for the Democratic Party.

Posted is the partial transcript:

Stefanik: Dr. Kornbluth, at MIT, does calling for the genocide of Jews violate MIT’s code of conduct or rules regarding bullying and harassment? Yes or no?

Kornbluth: With targeted individuals, not public statements.

Stefanik: Yes or no? Calling for the genocide of Jews does not constitute bullying and harassment?

Kornbluth: I have not heard calling for the genocide of Jews on our campus.

Stefanik: But you’ve heard chants for intifada.

Kornbluth: I’ve heard chants which can be anti-Semitic depending on the context when calling for the elimination of the Jewish people.

Stefanik: So those would not be according to the MIT’s code of conduct or rules?

Kornbluth: That would be investigated as harassment if pervasive and severe.

Stefanik: Ms. Magill, at Penn, does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Penn’s rules or code of conduct? Yes or no.

Magill, smiling: If the speech turns into conduct it can be harassment. Yes.

Stefanik: I am asking, specifically calling for the genocide of Jews, does that constitute bullying and harassment?

Magill: If it is directed and severe or pervasive it is harassment.

Stefanik: So the answer is yes.

Magill, smiling: It is a context-dependent decision, Congresswoman.

Stefanik: It’s a context-dependent decision? That’s your testimony today? Calling for the genocide of Jews is depending on the context? That is not bullying or harassment? This is the easiest question to answer yes, Ms. Magill. So is your testimony that you will not answer yes? Yes or no?

Magill: If the speech becomes conduct, it can be harassment. Yes.

Stefanik: “Conduct” meaning committing the act of genocide? The speech is not harassment? This is unacceptable, Ms. Magill. I’m going to give you one more opportunity for the world to see your answer. Does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Penn’s code of conduct when it comes to bullying or harassment? Yes or no.

Magill: It can be harassment.

Stefanik: The answer is yes. And Dr. Gay, at Harvard, does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Harvard’s rules of bullying and harassment? Yes or no.

Gay: It can be, depending on the context.

Stefanik: What’s the context?

Gay: Targeted as an individual; targeted at an individual.

Stefanik: It’s targeted at Jewish students. Jewish individuals. Do you understand your testimony is dehumanizing them? Do you understand that dehumanization is part of anti-Semitism? I will ask you one more time: Does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Harvard’s rules of bullying and harassment? Yes or no.

Gay: Anti-Semitic rhetoric —

Stefanik: And is it anti-Semitic rhetoric?

Gay: Anti-Semitic rhetoric, when it crosses into conduct, it amounts to bullying, harassment, intimidation, that is actionable conduct and we do take action.

Stefanik: So the answer is yes, that calling for the genocide of Jews violates Harvard’s code of conduct, correct?

Gay: Again, it depends on the context.

Stefanik: It does not depend on the context. The answer is yes. And this is why you should resign. These are unacceptable answers across the board.

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