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 Financial bigwigs pulling funds from UPenn professorship over instructor’s anti-Israeli ‘hatred’
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Published Dec. 13, 2023, 3:53 p.m. ET

Another financial bigwig is pulling funding from the embattled University of Pennsylvania, citing “hatred and violence” in social media posts by political science professor Anne Norton.

Investor Henry Jackson and his wife, Stacey, confirmed to The Post they are in talks with UPenn to cut ties with Norton following a string of controversial posts and retweets, including endorsing a post claiming Jewish people are best at “playing the victim.”

The Jacksons have sponsored Norton through their President’s Distinguished Professorship since 2018.

“We are proud to have supported the University of Pennsylvania over many years and remain passionate believers in the power of higher education to expand opportunity,” the Jacksons said in a statement provided to by The Post.

“We are deeply concerned, however, to learn of the comments made by Professor Anne Norton on social media that appear to endorse hatred and violence.”

The controversial remarks in question — highlighted by the StopAntisemitism nonprofit group last week — included a post on X Norton had liked, which read: “Playing the victim is what Jews are best at.”

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