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Nikki Haley Rips College Presidents Over Anti-Semitism: ‘It Was Disgusting To See What Happened’

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Former Governor from South Carolina and UN ambassador Nikki Haley gesturesa as she speaks during the fourth Republican presidential primary debate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on December 6, 2023.
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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed presidents at some of America’s most prestigious universities for failing to condemn calls for the genocide of Jews on their college campuses.

Haley made her remarks during the fourth Republican Party presidential primary debate hosted by NewsNation in Alabama.

“These leaders, including the president of Harvard, were asked whether calling for the genocide of the Jews would violate school policies against harassment and intimidation,” said co-moderator Eliana Johnson. “All of them said it would depend on the context, including whether that speech veers into conduct.”

“How do you think these schools and the rest of society should balance the imperative of free speech against the need to prevent radical activists from harassing and intimidating others?” Johnson asked.

“It was disgusting to see what happened,” Haley responded. “You know, if this had been the KKK that was doing protests on those campuses, every one of those college presidents would have been up in arms. This is just as bad. The idea that they would go and allow that kind of pro Hamas protest, or agree with the genocide of Jews, and try and say that they needed context on that — there is no context to that. This is what we need to do to deal with it. First of all, we have got to get foreign money out of our universities. You’ve got Arab money, you’ve got Chinese money, you’ve got others; we need to go to every university and say, you either take foreign money or you take American money, but the days of taking both are over.”

“The second thing we need to do is we need — Biden made a mistake not including anti-Zionism in the definition of anti-Semitism,” she continued. “If you don’t think that Israel has a right to exist, that is anti-Semitic, we will change the definition so that every government, every school has to acknowledge the definition for what it is.”

“The third thing is, we really do need to ban TikTok once and for all — and let me tell you why,” she concluded. “For every 30 minutes that someone watches TikTok, every day, they become 17% more anti-Semitic, more pro-Hamas based on doing that. We now know that 50% of adults 18 to 25 think that Hamas was warranted in what they did with Israel. That’s a problem. When campuses also don’t go and protect — when they have these rallies, and you’ve got students that are scared, we need to go to these universities and say, if you’re not going to protect these students, if you’re not going to acknowledge anti-Semitism, we’ll take your tax exempt status away. That’ll fix it and that’ll take care of it.”

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