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Wealthy individuals and business leaders including the founder of Starbucks, incited the police to suppress the student movement protesting Genocide

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The Washington Post revealedWashington Post revealed that a group of American billionaires, including the founder of Starbucks, pressured the mayor of New York to send police to break up the pro-Palestinian protests at Columbia University.

Writers Hannah Natanson and Emanuel Felton stated in their lengthy report published by the newspaper that business managers, including the founder of the “Kind” snack food company Daniel Lubetzky, the billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, the billionaire Len Blavatnik and the real estate investor Joseph Sitt, held a video call via “Zoom.” on April 26 with Mayor Eric Adams, about a week after he first dispatched the NYPD to Columbia University's campus.

During the call, some attendees discussed making political donations to Adams, as well as how group members could pressure Columbia's president and trustees to allow the mayor to send police to campus to deal with protesters, according to chat messages summarizing the conversation.

The writers quoted a member of a WhatsApp chat group that he donated $2,100 - the legal maximum - to Adams that month, and some members also offered to pay private investigators to help the New York Police Department deal with the protests.

It is noteworthy that a group of American billionaires and business giants are working to shape American public opinion to serve Israel’s interests.

The American newspaper confirmed that these letters shed some light on how some prominent individuals used their money and power in an attempt to shape American views on the war on Gaza, in addition to the actions of academic, business and political leaders, including the mayor of New York.

Israeli-Cypriot real estate billionaire Yakir Gabbay, a member of the chat group, wrote in a statement shared by a spokesperson that he joined the group because he wanted to “provide support in a difficult and painful time, and attempt to correct the false and misleading information that has been deliberately spread around the world to deny or cover up the suffering caused by Hamas.

When asked about the Zoom meeting with members of the chat group - followed by the Washington Post - the city mayor’s office did not address the matter directly, and instead shared a statement from Deputy Mayor Fabian Levy in which he indicated that the New York Police had entered the Columbia University campus twice in response to “written requests.” Specific" from university leadership.

The writers reported that Adams showed his willingness to send law enforcement authorities to deal with the demonstrators on campus from the beginning, and he sent police to the Columbia University campus to disperse pro-Palestinian demonstrators on April 18, at the university’s request. The police arrested more than 100 demonstrators, and the city’s mayor claimed It was later reported that student activists were influenced by foreign propaganda, and that police intervention was necessary to prevent “youth” from being “radicalized.”

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