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The Wexner Foundation Cuts off Harvard

Leslie Wexner

Leslie Wexner (Wikipedia)

Victoria’s Secret billionaire Leslie Wexner and his wife Abigail’s Wexner Foundation has ended support for Harvard because of the university’s failure to deal with student groups that came out in support of the Hamas terrorist group after its barbaric attacks on Israeli civilians a week ago. And Jon Huntsman Jr. said that his family will end its support for another Ivy League school the University of Pennsylvania. This a day after Apollo Management CEO Marc Rowan called on all UPenn donors to “close their checkbooks.”

“We are stunned and sickened at the dismal failure of Harvard’s leadership to take a clear and unequivocal stand against the barbaric murders of innocent Israeli civilians by terrorists last Saturday, the Sabbath and a festival day,” the Wexner Foundation wrote in a letter. “In the absence of this clear moral stand, we have determined that the Harvard Kennedy School and the Wexner Foundation are no longer compatible partners.”

Jon Huntsman Jr., the former governor of Ohio and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania said, “the Huntsman Foundation, will ‘close its checkbook’” to the school.

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“Moral relativism has fueled the university’s race to the bottom and sadly now has reached a point where remaining impartial is no longer an option,” he wrote in a letter to UPenn’s president.

Meanwhile, 45,000 people have already signed a petition calling on another Ivy League school, Columbia University in New York, to fire a professor of politics and history Joseph Massad who called the barbaric Hamas attacks on innocent civilians that included burning people alive “astonishing,” “astounding,” and “awesome.”

“The sight of the Palestinian resistance fighters storming Israeli checkpoints separating Gaza from Israel was astounding,” wrote Massad who also referred to the Israeli towns destroyed as “Israeli settler-colonies.”

“Perhaps the major achievement of the resistance in the temporary takeover of these settler-colonies is the death blow to any confidence that Israeli colonists had in their military and its ability to protect them,” Massad added.

The petition for his ouster, which can be found at Change.Org, states, “Condoning and supporting terrorism is not acceptable.”

“Massad’s decision to praise the abhorrent attack encourages violence and misinformation in and outside of campus, particularly putting many Jewish and Israeli students on campus at risk,” adds the petition. “Moreover, many students have expressed that they feel unsafe in the presence of a professor who supports the horrific murders of civilians.”

And yet another Ivy League professor, associate professor of history at Cornell University Russell Rickford, also voiced support for the Hamas terrorists.

A video was released of Rickford at a public demonstration singing the Hamas’ praises saying that the October 7 attack, “shifted the balance of politics and punctured the illusion of invincibility” of Israel.

“That’s what they’ve done. You don’t have to be a Hamas supporter to recognize it,” he added.

So, the murder of babies, whole families, people burned alive and numerous innocent civilians including babies taken away as hostages was a legitimate form of resistance.



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