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Billionaire quits Harvard board after student letter supports Hamas over Israel

Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer announced that he and his wife are resigning from the Harvard Kennedy School’s executive board because of the school president’s response to a student letter that blamed Israel for the terrorist attack on their country.

Ofer released a statement explaining that he and his wife, Batia, resigned “in protest of the shocking and insensitive response by the president of the university, who did not condemn the letter by student organizations who blamed Israel for the massacres,” according to a report from the New York Post.

The decision comes after a letter, which was titled “Joint Statement by Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups on the Situation in Palestine” and signed by 31 student groups, condemned Israel after the country faced a surprise attack from Hamas earlier this month.

But the response was apparently not enough for the Ofers, one of the wealthiest families in Israel with an estimated net worth of $14 billion, who instead decided to cut ties with the school.

Harvard did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.

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