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UPenn President Under Heavy Fire For Campus Antisemitism

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Protests at the University of Pennsylvania demanded the firing of President Elizabeth Magill over her handling of campus antisemitism.

Privately-funded trucks with billboards circled the campus, criticizing Magill for her failure to protect Jewish students and highlighting individuals affected by Hamas.

Magill eventually agreed to step down, but will remain a faculty member and continue to wield her influence over students.

The protests followed a congressional hearing where Magill was questioned about her response to calls for the genocide of Jews, and she later attempted to clarify her remarks in a social media video. (Trending: Biden Bank Records Reveal Another Massive Bombshell)

“It is a context-dependent decision, Congresswoman,” Magill had said to Rep. Elise Stefanik, (R-NY) when questioned on students chanting for the genocide of Jews.

“That is not bullying or harassment?” Stefanik asked.

“That is the easiest question to answer ‘yes,’ Ms. Magill.”

“If the speech becomes conduct,” Magill stated, “it can be harassment.”

“Conduct, meaning committing the act of genocide?” Stefanik questioned. “The speech is not harassment?”

“It can be harassment,” Magill finally admitted.

“FIRE LIZ,” one billboard truck read.

“Here’s your context,” another said, with a picture of an Israeli infant who was kidnapped by Hamas.

“There was a moment during yesterday’s congressional hearing on antisemitism when I was asked if a call for the genocide of Jewish people on our campus would violate our policies. In that moment, I was focused on our university’s long-standing policies aligned with the U.S. Constitution, which says that speech alone is not punishable,” Magill later wrote.

“I was not focused on, but I should have been, on the irrefutable fact that a call for genocide of Jewish people is a call for some of the most terrible violence human beings can perpetrate,” Magill said.

Stefanik called the apology a “pathetic PR clean up attempt.”

“This pathetic PR clean up attempt by Penn shockingly took over 24 hours to try to fix the moral depravity of the answers under oath yesterday,” she wrote.

“And there was not even an apology. By the way, the questions were asked over and over and over again.”

“No statement will fix what the world saw and heard yesterday.”

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