Jewish Woman Expelled from Harvard Club Over Terrorism Question
According to a recent report in the New York Post, the Harvard Club has kicked out a Jewish member after she claims that she was assaulted by a professor during a pro-Palestinian lecture.
Vanesa Levine was "booted by the Ivy League institution" and is "suing to get reinstated to the prestigious Midtown club, whose notable present and past members include Michael Bloomberg, John F. Kennedy and, Franklin D. Roosevelt."
Levine is 28 and a marketing manager in Brooklyn according to the Post and was only recently inducted into the 154-year-old club when she and her mother attended the February 2019 lecture at a swanky venue called, “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine” by Rashid Khalidi who is a former press officer for the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
According to Levine she “peacefully” inquired during a question-and-answer session about how Mideast peace could be obtained if Palestinians are taught “to support terrorism against Jews and Israelis.”
"The audience erupted in 'mob-like' fury at her query, according to the lawsuit.
Harvard finance professor Faris Mousa Saah, 53, called her a whore in Arabic and grabbed her by the arm, bruising it as he tried to take the microphone, according to court papers," the Post reported.
“I’ve been to hell and back ever since the Harvard Club incident,” Levine told The Post.
“It’s Las Vegas,” he said. “Anything that goes on inside those four walls stays inside those four walls.”
“It was beyond comprehension that she would be expelled. She didn’t touch anybody. She didn’t slander anybody,” said the lawyer, who is not related to Vanesa.