by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Follow the Money

When a Harvard Divinity School student discovered last fall that the School had accepted a $2.5 million gift from an Arab leader whose name graces a think tank spewing anti-Semitic propaganda, she decided to find out more. What Rachel Fish found in December 2002 horrified her. The Abu Dhabi-based Zayed International Center for Coordination and Follow-up was founded, according to its website, “in fulfillment of the vision of His Highness Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,” President of the United Arab Emirates. The center’s executive director has called Jews “the enemies of all nations,” according to a 2002 story in the Los Angeles Times, and has published material containing other offensive references.

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