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Stewart Ain of The Jewish Week has the story:

Cornell’s Ties To Qatar Getting Fresh Scrutiny

Cornell University is being called upon to close its medical campus in Qatar, an Arab country in the Persian Gulf that is the chief financier of Hamas, which just waged a 50-day war against Israel.

Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called the university’s continued presence in Qatar “outrageous.”

Cornell, an Ivy League institution in upstate Ithaca, opened a branch of its Cornell Weill Medical College in Qatar in 2002 in partnership with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a nonprofit organization created by the Qatari government.

“What Cornell should say is, ‘We repudiate anyone who funds a terrorist organization,’” Rabbi Hier told The Jewish Week.

The Zionist Organization of America was equally emphatic about Cornell’s ties to Qatar, calling on it and other American universities, cultural institutions and think tanks to “end or suspend tHier programs in Qatar.”

And ZOA went a step further, calling upon the State Department to declare Qatar a state sponsor of terrorism unless it cuts its financial and other material support to Hamas.

“Designation of Qatar as a state sponsor of terrorism would also enable Israeli and Arab victims of Hamas’ rocket attacks, executionsand forced service as ‘human shields’ (or tHier surviving families) to sue Qatar in the United States and potentially recover some of the oil- and natural gas-rich nation’s assets,” the ZOA said in a press release.