At Colleges, Violence in Israel and Gaza Ignites a War of Words

From a Washington Post story by Jack Stripling and Laura Meckler headlined “At colleges, violence in Israel and Gaza ignites a war of words”:

On Saturday evening, after Hamas militants launched a devastating surprise missile attack on Israel, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier released a statement expressing heartbreak over “violence in the region,” before pointing to “the deeply layered and nuanced complexity” of what had occurred.

Not long after the statement appeared on social media, the chancellor came under a barrage of criticism. “You should be ashamed of this tepid, both-sides, statement,” replied one user on X, formerly known as Twitter, reflecting a common sentiment.