Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Tuesday took strong exception to a controversial statement by a group of Harvard University student organizations that held Israel’s occupation of Gaza solely responsible for Hamas’ weekend attack on Israel. To hire them.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman condemned a controversial statement by Harvard University… [+] Students are blaming Israel’s occupation of Gaza for the violence.
The statement, written Saturday by the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee with signatures from 33 university student organizations, argued that Hamas’s military attack on Israel “did not occur in a vacuum,” comparing the Gaza Strip to an “open-air prison. “Done from. Harvard’s student newspaper claims Israel’s “apartheid regime is the sole culprit”. harvard crimson informed of.
The statement said Israel is “fully responsible” for the violence that began on Saturday, when Hamas militants crossed into southern Israel from Gaza.
Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, Tweeted They have been contacted by “numerous CEOs” and asked for the names of student organizations to ensure that “none of us inadvertently hires any of our members,” the students argue, adding that “supporting statements should not be able to hide behind corporate shields while continuing “the actions of terrorists.”
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Jake Wurzak, CEO of Dovehill Capital Management, also supported Ackman’s petition to release students’ names, although Ackman’s request did not receive universal support, with Meds.com CEO Stephen Sullivan writing that people were “angry at the administration and teachers. Should be” but warned against putting them on a list of college students’ names.
The statement also drew national attention from business leaders and some lawmakers, including Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who Asked On Monday: “What the hell is wrong with Harvard?”
Harvard President Claudine Gay issued a statement Tuesday condemning Hamas’s “terrorist atrocities” as “abhorrent,” and though she did not address the student’s statement by name, she clarified: “Any student group — “Even the 30 student groups — do not speak for Harvard University or its leadership.” Several Harvard professors have also condemned the statement, including computer science professor Boaz Barak, who argued Post On Called on The university issued a statement condemning Hamas, and the university’s Jewish center, Harvard Hillel, argued that the statement contributed to “the further rise of hatred and anti-Semitism.”
Former Harvard President Larry Summers said Saturday that he had “never been so frustrated and isolated” as he was following the student groups’ statement. write on x The university’s silence immediately following the statement fully condemning Israel gave Harvard the impression of being “most neutral toward terrorist acts against the Jewish state of Israel.” Summers – an economist who also served as President Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary expressed disappointment Gay responded, arguing: “Why can’t we reassure frightened students that the university stands resolutely against Hamas terror, when a group of 35 of their fellow students appear to be blaming all violence on Israel?” Are you?”
Democratic leaders have also condemned the Hamas strike, with President Joe Biden as well as Massachusetts’ two Democratic senators—Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey—and Governor Maura Haley (D-Mass.) condemning the Hamas attack from Gaza. Is of. Healey described the bond between America and Israel as “unbreakable.” At a rally in Boston on Monday, Markey was reportedly criticized by some members of the crowd for calling for “de-escalation.”
More than 1,700. The same number of people have been killed on both sides since the current war began. About 1,000 people are believed to have been killed in Israel following the Hamas attack, and at least 765 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s counter-attack in Gaza, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials.
Harvard student groups face intense backlash over statement blaming Israel for Hamas attack (Harvard Crimson)
Israel vows ‘powerful retaliation’: Unprecedented Hamas attack kills at least 200 (Forbes)