Beating the BDS Jew-haters

A Harvard student expected that a trip to Israel would confirm his reasonable European certainty of Israel’s arrogant oppression; That’s not quite the way things turned out.

June 11, 2015 13:08
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Dome of the rock

Dome of the rock and Israeli flag. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Recently, a group of 52 Harvard students - of all backgrounds and faiths - visited Israel for 10 days during the Harvard Israel Trek 2015.

Sometimes the impact of such a trip cannot be expressed in prose - but can only be captured in poetry.
What follows is a poem - posted on the Harvard trek blog by Oliver Marjot - a British PhD candidate studying Medieval Latin at Harvard - that reflects his transformative experience.


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