What Happened?

  • Protests erupted on numerous college campuses across the United States in response to the escalating violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

  • At the University of Virginia, 25 students were arrested after clashing with police during a pro-Palestinian demonstration. (Times of Israel, Economic Times)

  • At the City College of New York, protesters occupied campus buildings, leading to a standoff with authorities. (New York Times)

  • The University of Southern California saw protesters surrounded by the LAPD and ordered to leave the premises. (The Washington Times)

  • Columbia University allowed protesters to set up encampments on campus, while other universities took a harder stance against such actions. (CNN)

  • Protests also took place at campuses in Mississippi, with a notable demonstration by Black students expressing solidarity with Palestinians. (CNN)

  • Some publications, such as Fox News, portrayed the protests as being driven by “anti-Israel agitators” and criticized universities for “caving” to their demands.

  • Arab and Middle Eastern media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, Arab News, and Naharnet, covered the protests from the perspective of supporting Palestinian rights and criticizing Israeli actions in Gaza.

  • Queen Rania of Jordan, in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” expressed concern over the escalating violence and called for a peaceful resolution. (Ya Libnan)