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Hedge fund billionaire: College students protesting Israel have ‘sh*t for brains’

today 10/27/2023
Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman criticized college students for protesting against Israel, stating that they lack understanding of Israel's importance as a reliable ally to the United States. The Israel-Hamas conflict has led to tensions at universities, with some students supporting Palestinians and influential alumni threatening to withhold donations. Cooperman, who is Jewish, condemned Hamas and expressed frustration with the students' lack of knowledge. Tensions have been particularly high at Columbia University, where Cooperman attended business school. He is now considering ceasing donations unless the university takes action against a professor who praised the Hamas attack. Some Columbia University students disagreed with Cooperman's criticism, arguing that the protests aim to highlight Israel's disproportionate response rather than celebrate Hamas' actions. They also believe it is unfair to punish the entire university for the actions of a specific group.
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