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NYC law firm rescinds job offers to Columbia, Harvard students over Israel letters

A prestigious Big Apple law firm has revoked job offers to three students at Harvard and Columbia universities after the Ivy League students signed controversial letters supporting Palestine in the wake of Hamas’ deadly slaughter in Israel.

Davis Polk & Wardwell alerted staffers on Tuesday that it had rescinded the offers because the prospective employees held leadership positions within the student organizations that issued last week’s statements blaming Israel for the attacks.

“These statements are simply contrary to our firm’s values and we thus concluded that rescinding these offers was appropriate in upholding our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive work environment for all Davis Polk employees,” Davis Polk managing partner Neil Barr said in the email.

A spokesperson for the firm declined to identify the students.

Two of the Columbia students held leadership roles in groups that signed onto a letter released by the Ivy League’s Palestine Solidarity Groups, the New York Times reported.

The other student belonged to the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups, which released a letter holding Israel “entirely responsible” for Hamas’ mass slaughter.

The firm, which reps financial institutions and corporations, said it was still “in dialogue” with two of the students as of Tuesday after they had argued they didn’t authorize or individually sign the letters.

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Reps for Harvard law and Columbia law declined to comment.

Davis Polk’s decision comes a week after another law firm, Winston & Strawn, said it had revoked a job offer to former New York University Student Bar Association president Ryna Workman following a controversial pro-Hamas column cheering the Hamas attack.

2005: Israel unilaterally withdraws from the Gaza Strip over three decades after winning the territory from Egypt in the Six-Day War.

2006: Terrorist group Hamas wins a Palestinian legislative election.

2007: Hamas seizes control of Gaza in a civil war.

2006: Terrorist group Hamas wins a Palestinian legislative election.

2008: Israel launches military offensive against Gaza after Palestinian terrorists fired rockets into the town of Sderot.

2023: Hamas launches the biggest attack on Israel in 50 years.

Over 1,400 Israelis are dead, more than 4,200 are wounded and at least 100 were taken hostage, with the death toll expected to rise after Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets and sent dozens of militants into Israeli towns.

Hamas terrorists were seen taking female hostages and parading them down the street in horrifying videos.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced “We are at war” and vowed Hamas would pay “a price it has never known.”

Gaza health officials report at least 3,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,500 injured.

The firm said the former summer associate’s comments “profoundly conflict with Winston & Strawn’s values as a firm.”

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