Anti-Israel activists who have gathered this weekend at Harvard University’s “One State Conference” were told yesterday that the Jewish people do not exist.
Prof. Susan M. Akram of Boston University’s School of Law told the gathering that there is no legal basis for Jewish self-determination–at all:
Israel’s claim of a state, on the basis of exclusive and discriminatory rights to Jews [sic], has never been juridically recognized. In other words, the concept of the Jewish people as a national entity with extraterritorial claims has never been recognized under international law.
Similar denials of the Jewish people’s existence and rights enabled the Holocaust, the murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime in the mid-twentieth century.
The conference at President Barack Obama’s alma mater, which features Chicago-based extremist–and former Obama acquaintance–Ali Abunimah, coincides with Obama’s address earlier today to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington, DC.