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Pro-Hamas students at Duke attempt to disrupt Jewish commencement speaker, Jerry Seinfeld

Pro-Hamas students at Duke attempt to disrupt Jewish commencement speaker, Jerry Seinfeld


Pro-Hamas students at Duke attempt to disrupt Jewish commencement speaker, Jerry Seinfeld

A tiny contingent of Duke University graduates opposed Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld speaking at their commencement in North Carolina Sunday, with about 30 of the 7,000 students leaving their seats and chanting “free Palestine” amid a mix of boos and cheers.

Some waved the red, green, black and white Palestinian flag. Seinfeld, whose namesake sitcom was one of the most popular in U.S. television history, was there to receive an honorary doctorate from the university.

The stand-up comic turned actor, who stars in the new Netflix movie “Unfrosted,” has publicly supported Israel since it invaded Gaza to dismantle Hamas terrorists after they attacked the country and massacred more than 1200 men, women and children on Oct. 7.

Students at campuses across the U.S. responded this spring by setting up encampments and calling for their schools to cut ties with Israel and businesses that support it. Students and others on campuses whom law enforcement authorities have identified as outside agitators have taken part in the protests from Columbia University in New York City to UCLA.