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Duke students walk out of Seinfeld's speech in protest of his support for Israel

Seinfeld and his wife visited Israel and have offered their support for the country following the Oct. 7, 2023, Hamas attack.

Published: May 12, 2024 12:50pm

Dozens of Duke University students on Sunday walked out of their commencement ceremony, some chanting "free Palestine," in protest of guest speaker Jerry Seinfeld for his support of Israel. 

The students carried Palestinian flags and booed as they left when Seinfeld, who received an honorary degree from the school, was introduced to speak, video from the event shows

Seinfeld and his wife visited Israel and have offered their support for the country following the Oct. 7, 2023, Hamas attack that resulted in the deaths of about 1,200 people and the kidnappings of 250 others.

Seinfeld was able to deliver his speech without any other major interruptions, per Reuters

The incident is the latest in a string of anti-Israel protests at colleges across the nation.

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