University Students Suspended For Anti-Israel Campus Protests Offered Shelter By Yemen's Houthi Militia

The Yemen-based Houthi militia has extended an offer to students suspended from U.S. universities due to their anti-Israel protests.

What Happened: The Houthi militia, known for its anti-Israel stance, has offered a safe haven to students suspended from U.S. universities for their protests against Israel’s actions in Gaza, Reuters reported.

The students have been demonstrating at various U.S. campuses, demanding an end to the conflict in Gaza and urging their schools to divest from companies supporting the Israeli government.

“We are serious about welcoming students that have been suspended from U.S. universities for supporting Palestinians,” an official at Sanaa University, which is run by the Houthis, told Reuters. “We are fighting this battle with Palestine in every way we can.”

The university’s board condemned the suppression of freedom of expression at U.S. and European universities and offered the students the opportunity to continue their studies in Yemen.

This move comes in the wake of the U.S. and Britain re-designating the Houthi militia as a terrorist group due to its disruptive activities in the Red Sea area, which have negatively impacted the global economy.

While the Houthi’s offer has sparked sarcasm on social media, it is a clear indication of the global impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Why It Matters: The Houthi militia’s offer comes amid a wave of anti-Israel protests at U.S. universities. These protests have not only led to student suspensions but also calls for universities to divest from Israel-related stocks.

The protests have also had repercussions on the job market for Ivy League graduates, with recruiters showing increasing discomfort with the students’ political activism.

The situation escalated to the point where the NYPD intervened at Columbia University to quell the protests, and protests turned violent at other campuses as well.

These events underscore the global impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the complex dynamics it has created, with repercussions reaching far beyond the Middle East.

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