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Anti-Israel Students Protest Jerry Seinfeld’s Commencement Speech

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2024
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Education, Colleges and Universities, Duke University, Jerry Seinfeld, Commencement Speakers, Pro-Palestine Protests
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In a continuation of the campus anti-Israel histrionics observed across the country during the past month, some Duke University students decided to walk out of their graduation ceremony when Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld was introduced to give the commencement speech. They earned each and every boo directed at them (boos that NBC News incorrectly reports were aimed at Seinfeld rather than the attention-seeking keffiyeh kids).

Graduations have always been performances (pomp, meet circumstance), and they offer opportunities for schools to tout their value and prestige while top-performing students address their...

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