Eve Gerber Cambridge is the wife of Havard Professor Jason Furman who harassed a student for wearing a keffiyeh.
The keffiyeh, an Arabic head garb, has become an identifier that Islamophobes use to attack Arab Americans in the wake of Hamas’ October 7th attacks – as happened to three Palestinian students who were shot.
Eve Gerber Cambridge reportedly chased down a female student of Havard University who was wearing the keffiyeh and reprimanded her for wearing a ‘terrorist’ head garb and making people feel ‘unsafe’.
After a video of the confrontation appeared online, she issued a grovelling apology for her actions.
In this article, we break down everything we know about the story of Eve Gerber Cambridge and the video of her assaulting a student.
Who is Eve Gerber Cambridge?
Eve Gerber is the wife of Harvard professor and ex-Obama advisor Jason Furman, who rose to notoriety after harassing a Muslim student for wearing a keffiyeh.
Gerber is an author and U.S. editor of five books and a columnist at the Atlantic.
Eve Gerber lives with her prominent husband, Jason Furman and their three kids in Cambridge, Ma.
Gerber’s spat with a student happened on Oct. 14, a week after Hamas militants rushed over the Israeli border and slaughtered more than a thousand civilians, sparking the latest Israeli-Palestinian war that has since left more than 20,000 dead, a majority of whom are Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
Eve Gerber Cambridge said she believed the student she berated, who has not been identified, had just left an event near her neighborhood in Massachusetts where she’d heard chants she found “disturbing.”
In the video, Gerber walks up to the unnamed student, acknowledges that she’s being recorded, and then makes a deeply offensive comment.
“Hi, camera,” she starts. “Thank you for walking through neighborhoods and making families feel unsafe with your terrorist scarf.”
The student looks surprised by the comment, but responds, “Palestinians felt pretty unsafe when Israelis occupied their country,” to which Gerber responded, “I’m glad you’re so proud of the slaughtering of civilians.”
This pretty unfair accusation to someone simply wearing a keffiyeh was denied by the student who said “I’m not,”
In December, the Eve Gerber video went viral on social media, forcing her to issue an apology.
“On 10/14, after I overheard chants I found disturbing at a rally near my home, I spoke with a person on my block who I thought had come from that event. When the political argument escalated, I used indefensible words,” she wrote.
“I was wrong to confront someone based on their dress and to use divisive, accusatory language. In the two months since this video, I’ve tried to learn more and take reparative action.
“I will continue to do so. Hate and inhumanity in any form are abhorrent to me. I deeply regret what I said and did,” she concluded.
Eve Gerber video
Eve Gerber Cambridge needlessly harassing a Havard student for wearing a kefiyeh thrust her into the public limelight and not in a good way.
Video of the incident went viral on social media after it was shared by progressive media outlet The Sparrow Project – disturbingly reminiscent of the debacle involving Stuart Seldowitz.
The Sparrow Project wrote on X (formerly Twitter) – “A Harvard graduate student wearing a keffiyeh, was subjected to Islamophobic harassment on campus by Eve Gerber, wife of Jason Furman, professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and a former Obama Admin advisor,”
Watch the Eve Gerber video below…
The Project said the “student felt compelled to share this video after the horrific shooting of three Palestinian students, Tahseen Ali Ahmad, Kinnan Abdalhamid and Hisham Awartani in Burlington, VT,”
Following the incident, numerous political figures condemned the actions of Eve Gerber Cambridge.
U.S Rep from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar reposted the Sparrow Project video with a harsh condemnation of Gerber’s actions.
“This type of harassment never gets reported, but it’s shameful and disgusting.
“People in our country have a right to wear whatever scarfs they want to wear and people following them and making them uncomfortable is just wrong and discriminatory.
“Palestinians exist and need us to fight for their liberation,” she said.
Eve Gerber Cambridge’s husband, Jason Furnam, also apologised to the student.
Furman privately apologized to the student in an Oct. 20 text that was shared with the Harvard Crimson, the university’s student newspaper reported.
He said there is “absolutely no excuse” to justify his wife’s behavior, adding that “no one should have to go through” what the student endured.
The husband of Eve Gerber Cambridge, Jason Furman is an American economist and professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
On June 10, 2013, Furman was named by President Barack Obama as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
Furman has also served as the deputy director of the U.S. National Economic Council, which followed his role as an advisor for the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign.
Since 2019, he has taught Economics 10, the year-long introductory economics course at Harvard, together with David Laibson.
Furman is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Group of Thirty and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group.
He also serves as a Trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and on the advisory boards for the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, the Bund Summit, the Hamilton Project and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.
In addition to articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Project Syndicate and the editor of two books on economic policy.
Jason Furman and his wife, Eve Gerber, have three children and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
H/T: Wikipedia, Daily Beast, MailOnline, Harvard Crimson
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