Harvard University students recently took a trip to honor terrorist Yasser Arafat. The group posed for a photo next to Arafat’s grave in Ramallah despite the fact that Arafat helped organize and fund terror against Jews.
The trip took place as part of the “Harvard College Israel Trek 2014” which “aims to engage a diverse cohort of undergraduate student leaders of all faiths and backgrounds with Israeli history, culture, and politics.”
According to the trek’s site, “[the] Israel Trek is made possible by the generous contributions of a number of family foundations and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The Trek is supported by Harvard Hillel.”
To Arafat’s credit, he acknowledged Israel as the Jewish state, which is something his successor, Mahmoud Abbas, has yet to do — an oversight the Obama administration believes should not matter with respect to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
J Street has previously sponsored student trips to Arafat’s grave as well.