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Democrat blocks Hawley’s resolution to condemn antisemitism on college campuses

A Democratic senator blocked a resolution condemning antisemitic speech on college campuses proposed by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Thursday.

The resolution, for which Hawley sought unanimous consent, comes as pro-Palestinian protests have erupted on college campuses after the deadly surprise attack on Israel carried out by Hamas terrorists that killed and wounded thousands in Israel Oct. 7. 

“Students at Ohio State praised the heroic resistance in Gaza,” Hawley said on the floor. “Heroic — it’s now heroic — to massacre Jews in cold blood. It’s now heroic to try and carry out a genocide against Jewish people. 

“Students at the University of North Carolina said it is our moral obligation to be in solidarity — no matter the pathway to liberation, their word that they choose. This includes violence.

Columbia University closed its campus to the public after an Israeli student was attacked by an alleged pro-Palestinian student.

The University of Virginia chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine also announced the attacks on Israel were “a step towards a free Palestine.”

“National Students for Justice in Palestine has zero financial or political ties to Hamas or any other institution within Palestine,” Students for Justice in Palestine told Fox News Digital previously in a statement.

Jamie Joseph is a writer who covers politics. She leads Fox News Digital coverage of the Senate. 

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