(TargetLiberty.org) – On Thursday, a group of about 30 students made a bold statement at Columbia University by exiting a class taught by Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State. This action was a protest against the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The New York Times reported that the students’ demonstration pointed to the university’s perceived involvement with a truck that had been parked near the campus. This vehicle displayed images of students who had publicly criticized Israel for a recent attack by Hamas on October 7, labeling them as “Columbia’s Leading Antisemites.”
The photographs in question had reportedly been sourced from a private, secure student platform within the School of International and Public Affairs. The protest, described by the Times as peaceful and premeditated, drew attention to the contentious atmosphere on university campuses nationwide due to the ongoing conflict.
Post-lecture, Keren Yarhi-Milo, the dean of the international and public affairs school and co-instructor with Clinton, engaged in conversation with the students who protested. A spokesperson relayed that the dean showed support for the student demonstrators.
The students’ shared statement pointedly attributed the bulk of the responsibility for the conflict and its resulting devastation to the Israeli government, which they deemed extremist.
This incident at Columbia is part of a larger, turbulent dialogue occurring across U.S. college campuses regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. A separate incident that garnered national scrutiny involved students at George Washington University. They projected messages against Israel on the exterior of a campus library, leading to significant controversy and a strong reaction from Senator Mike Lee of Utah. On a social media platform, Senator Lee condemned the messages as genocidal and urged the university to take serious disciplinary action against those responsible.
NEW: Dozens of students staged a walkout on Hillary Clinton during her class at Columbia University to protest against the school’s handling of the “doxxing” truck.
Nothing like watching the left tear themselves apart.
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