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‘Harvard Law Review’ board of editors webpage down, after editor named as antisemitic attacker

The editor Ibrahim Bharmal and Elom Tettey Tamaklo, a graduate divinity student at Harvard who supervises undergraduates, are named in a report to the FBI and campus police.

The Greek revival Gannett House, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., home to the Harvard Law Review since the 1920s. Credit: Jon Bilous/Shutterstock.
The Greek revival Gannett House, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., home to the Harvard Law Review since the 1920s. Credit: Jon Bilous/Shutterstock.

As of Nov. 2, the website of the more than 135-year-old, student-run Harvard Law Review listed one Ibrahim I. Bharmal among the publication’s board of editors. That page now yields an error message, although it has been captured on archive.org.

The prior day, on Wednesday, Bharmal was identified as an assailant who attacked a first-year Israeli student at Harvard Business School amid a “die-in” protest at the Ivy League school in Boston.

The Washington Free Beacon, which reviewed video footage of the attack, reported that Bharmal and a graduate divinity student at Harvard, Elom Tettey Tamaklo—a “proctor” who lives with and supervises undergraduates at the university—have been identified in a report to the FBI’s Boston office and to Harvard police.

The Free Beacon, which reviewed the report to law enforcement, quoted from the document. “An Israeli student on his way to class pulled his phone out to film the rioters, and he was attacked. He was assaulted both physically and verbally,” per the report. “Throughout the assault, he kept calm, but was aggressively attacked by pro-Palestine rioters.”

“At least two of those involved have been identified as employees of the university and have not yet been dismissed from their posts,” the report added.

The video shows the Israeli student saying “Don’t grab me” and “Don’t touch my neck,” as “protesters surround him, blocking his view and their own faces with keffiyehs,” the Free Beacon reported. “Eventually, the student tells them, ‘I live here,’ as he tries to make his way through the crowd. ‘You’re grabbing me,’ he says, amid shouts of ‘Shame!’”

Tettey-Tamaklo, the divinity student, has “expressed support for Palestinian terrorists” and was an organizer of the anti-Israel student group Graduate Students 4 Palestine, per Canary Mission, a watchdog.

Bharmal, the law student who is also studying at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, was—at least as of this month—co-president of the Harvard South Asian Law Students Association, which signed onto a statement of the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee (part of Students for Justice in Palestine) “blaming Israel for the Hamas war crimes carried out on Oct. 7,” per Canary Mission.

Harvard recently announced a new advisory board to develop ideas for combating campus antisemitism.

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