Ruth Halperin-Kaddari: “By turning a blind eye to the October 7th massacre, and to the unprecedented and premeditated extreme cruelty of the sexual violence committed by Hamas, they not only fail us, but they undermine the purpose for which they were established, and in fact undermine the whole IHR system.
By failing to mention the ongoing war crime of holding hostages they legitimize disappearance of people and taking of hostages, not only at present but possibly encouraging these reprehensible acts.
I am afraid there is no way to escape the sad reality that a lot of what goes on in the US campuses and with the international women’s rights organizations reaction has to do with antisemitism.”
Prof. Halperin-Kaddari spoke at an event organized by the Maimonides Society (Harvard Medical School and Dental School Jewish Organization), Harvard Jewish Law Students Association, and the Harvard Business School Jewish Students Association.
Watch the recording of the event:
Trigger warning: parts of the video (16:00-47:00min.) include harsh graphic descriptions.