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Vincent Boland: US universities blew chance to set Israel record straight

Academia should be able to say uncomfortable things but on some issues, particularly antisemitic, absolute clarity is necessary

Protesters outside Harvard University show their support for Palestinians in Gaza. Picture: Getty Images

The war between Israel and Hamas is being prosecuted on multiple fronts. One is Israel, where 1,200 of its citizens were massacred by terrorists on October 7.

Another is Gaza, where the Israeli bombardment continues in pursuit of the perpetrators and where, so far, some 19,000 Palestinians have been killed.

Yet another front is the occupied West Bank, where nearly 300 Palestinians have been killed in a separate but related upsurge of violence.

The war ...