BOSTON – Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown called on Harvard University to cancel its upcoming “One State Conference.”
“I want to condemn in the strongest possible terms Harvard’s sponsorship of a conference exploring a ‘one-state solution’ to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. This is dangerous thinking that gives comfort to Israel’s enemies who view the ‘one-state solution’ as a euphemism for eliminating Israel as a Jewish state. Harvard may have a right to do this, but that doesn’t make it right to do it. The University should cancel this conference.
“I support a two-state solution that recognizes Israel’s right to exist in peace. Israel today is faced with the horrifying possibility that neighbors in Iran who speak of genocide are developing a nuclear bomb to carry it out. Academic elites need to understand that their ideas have real world consequences well beyond the comforts of the ivory tower, and the last thing Israel needs is Harvard legitimizing a terribly misguided idea.”