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Columbia Expels Protester Who Said ‘Zionists Don’t Deserve to Live’

Demonstration leader Khymani James, center right, and other protesters address the media outside a tent camp on the campus of Columbia University in New York on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Students at a growing number of U.S. colleges are gathering in pro-Palestinian encampments with a unified demand to end investments supporting Israel’s war in Gaza. It’s inspired by a demonstration at Columbia University last week that resulted in dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Columbia University expelled anti-Israeli student activist Khymani James on Saturday, after a video of his saying that Zionists don’t deserve to live went viral, reports claimed.

James, 20, made the comments in January during a disciplinary hearing on Zoom with Columbia administrators, which he recorded and then posted to social media.

Comparing Zionists to white supremacists and Nazis, he said “These are all the same people. The existence of them and the projects they have built, i.e. Israel, it’s all antithetical to peace. It’s all antithetical to peace. And so, yes, I feel very comfortable, very comfortable, calling for those people to die.”

He added that everyone should “be grateful that I’m not just going out and murdering Zionists.”

Following a viral post by the Daily Wire‘s Kassy Dillon, James posted the following statement.