Cornell University’s bucolic upstate New York campus was defaced with hateful anti-Israel graffiti Wednesday morning as some messages read “F–k Israel” and “Zionism = Racism.”
The vandalism at the Ithaca Ivy League school came several days after a professor who called Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attack on Israel “exhilarating” and “energizing” took a leave of absence.
The graffiti began on campus sidewalks sometime before 9 a.m., according to The Cornell Review.
Messages like “Israel is Fascist,” “Free Palestine” appeared next to more profane statements, pictures showed.
The spray paint was cleaned up by university workers. It was unclear who had scrawled the hate speech, the university’s newspaper said.