University President Called Out Over Message of 'Gratitude' for Anti-Israel Agitators

By Bo Beard | May 17, 2024

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Jewish individuals associated with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, expressed their outrage following President Martha E. Pollack's expression of "gratitude" towards anti-Israel activists. 

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According to Cornell University student Amanda Silberstein, Pollack's letter was "an embarrassment and symptomatic of Cornell's broader epidemic of antisemitism." 

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The president thanked them for their peaceful and nonviolent behavior, prompting strong reactions from Jewish students, parents, and professors.