Harvard students walk out of Israeli ambassador talk

Israeli ambassador, Dani Dayan, who is the Consul General of Israel in New York, advocates for the establishment and maintenance of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (Screen shot)
Updated 15 November 2019

Harvard students walk out of Israeli ambassador talk

  • The Israeli consul general was giving a talk at Harvard Law School on the settlement project
  • Students held signs that read “Settlements are a war crime” as they silently left the room

DUBAI: Dozens of Harvard students walked out of a talk by Israeli ambassador, Dani Dayan, on the Legal Strategy of Israeli Settlements earlier this week.

They were holding signs which read “Settlements are a war crime” as they silently left the room.

Dayan called the protesters “a bunch of losers” in a tweet after the lecture.

“I’m disappointed that the Harvard Law School would let this kind of propaganda for a colonial project for accumulation by dispossession be framed as “legal,”” a student organizer was quoted by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee (HCPSC).

“This is not only complicit but simply dishonest,” the student added.

Dayan, who is the Consul General of Israel in New York, advocates for the establishment and maintenance of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

“Let us be clear, there is a consensus among the international community that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law and a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention,” the student quoted by HCPSC said.


Dubai extends usage of expired health insurance

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Dubai extends usage of expired health insurance

  • People carrying expired health insurance will still receive medical treatment during the three-month period

DUBAI: The Dubai Health Authority has extended the use of expired health insurance cards for three months, effective on March 24, state news agency WAM reported on Friday.
People carrying expired health insurance will still receive medical treatment during the three-month period, the authority said.
The decision has been taken to help simplify the procedures for customers and auditors dealing with the authority during the coronavirus pandemic.
The UAE has reported on Thursday 210 new coronavirus cases, which brings the total number of infected cases to 1,024.