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‘Surrogates’ for Hamas: University regent slams ‘appalling’ letter from ethnic studies faculty

Media agent and University of California Board of Regents member Jay Sures criticized a faculty council that defended Hamas’ attack on Israel and demanded UC administrators stop calling the attacks “terrorism.”

“There are absolutely no words to describe how appalling and repugnant I found your [letter],” Sures wrote in response to an Oct. 16 statement from UC’s Ethnic Studies Faculty Council, which argued university administrators were making “Palestinian students and community members unsafe” by using the words “terrorism” and “unprovoked” to describe Hamas’ Oct. 7 slaughter of Israeli civilians.

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United Talent Agency Vice Chairman Jay Sures wrote a scathing response to the University of California Ethnic Studies Faculty Council’s letter objecting to the use of the word “terrorism” to describe Hamas’ attack on Israel. Sures is a member of the UC Board of Regents. (Courtesy United Talent Agency)

Sures closed by urging the council to retract its previous statements, condemn Hamas’ attack and “commit to learning more about antisemitism and all forms of hate.”

The UC system consists of 10 campuses serving nearly 300,000 students across California.

A university spokesperson told Fox News that Board of Regents Chair Richard Leib and President Michael V. Drake stand by their initial statement condemning Hamas’ attack when asked about the ethnic studies letter. The spokesperson had no further comment when asked about Sures’ response.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comment from the university spokesperson, which was provided after publication.

Hannah Ray Lambert is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals.


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