Cornell professor Russell Rickford ‘exhilarated’ by Hamas attack on Israel
Cornell University is facing calls to fire a professor who declared he was “exhilarated” by the deadly surprise Hamas attack on Israeli civilians, the latest U.S. college grappling with outrage over pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel activism on its campus.
Russell Rickford, an associate professor of history, declared at a pro-Palestinian rally Sunday at the Ithaca Commons in Ithaca, New York, that “Hamas has shifted the balance of power” and “Hamas has challenged the monopoly of violence.”
“It was exhilarating. It was exhilarating, it was energizing,” said Mr. Rickford in a video posted by...