US ambassador to the United Nations disinvited from two college commencements over Israel conflict

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield has been disinvited from two separate college commencements due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

University of Vermont and Xavier University of Louisiana have removed Thomas-Greenfield from their programs to avoid sparking protest or disruptions from politically motivated students.

"There are also many in this community who admire Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and believe she would meaningfully contribute to the commencement ceremony," Xavier President Reynold Verret said in a letter provided to Fox News Digital. 

"I see you mourn for lives lost in Israel and Gaza. I hear your calls for peace and a just end to the current unrest in the region. I hear your frustration with foreign policy decisions," University of Vermont President Suresh Garimella wrote, acknowledging with "regret" that Thomas-Greenfield would not join the 2024 ceremony. 

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