After the congressional hearing was held, the president of the University of Pennsylvania was forced to resign due to her refusal to condemn the students' slogans of this university against the crimes and genocide of the Israeli regime.

Iran PressAmerica: Elizabeth Magill, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was forced to resign days after appearing in a congressional hearing that resembled an interrogation and his refusal to condemn students' slogans against the crimes of the Israeli regime.

The announcement came after days of intense pressure from Penn alumni and elected officials following Magill's botched Capitol Hill testimony earlier in the week. After refusing, along with the presidents of Harvard and MIT, to unequivocally condemn calls for genocide of Jews, Magill reportedly faced the likelihood the school's board of trustees would fire her as soon as Sunday.

Magill will keep her position as a tenured faculty member at the university's law school.

At issue were remarks Magill made before the House Education and Workforce Committee this week in which she refused to outright say that antisemitic chants and calls for the genocide of Jewish people violate the school's code of conduct.

In the congressional hearing, the questioning representative Elise Stefanik asked the presidents of the three universities of Harvard, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to consider the students' slogan against the crimes of the Zionist regime as genocide of the Jews, which they refused to do.

Earlier, on Friday December 8, thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Lower Manhattan on Friday afternoon for what was billed as a “Shut Down Wall Street” event, just as the United States vetoed the resolution at the UNSC.

Protesters rallied in front of several prominent city landmarks in Lower Manhattan, including City Hall and Wall Street, chanting, “Free Palestine,” calling for an end to the United States’ financial support of Israel and denouncing the US vetoe of UN Security Council resolution urging an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.


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