WATCH: Harvard Rabbi Confronts Graduation Speaker Onstage After Antisemitic Remarks

WATCH: Harvard Rabbi Confronts Graduation Speaker Onstage After Antisemitic Remarks


Harvard Chabad Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi confronted Nobel laureate Maria Ressa onstage at Harvard’s graduation on Thursday after Ressa, who delivered the commencement address, used antisemitic language in her speech.

Ressa was chosen as the speaker despite her controversial remarks about the war in Gaza, which critics called antisemitic. The Washington Free Beacon reported that Ressa had, for example, compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

Ressa used her address to warn graduates about the use of social media platforms to help “fascists and tyrants” win democratic elections. She invoked the conspiracy theory that “Russian disinformation” swung the 2016 presidential election to Trump, and claimed that Silicon Valley “tech bros” were to blame for misinformation that informed the Capitol rioters on January 6, 2021.

She then

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