A wealthy American benefactor and graduate of Columbia University who served in World War II has given a $260 million donation to an Israeli university, as the fallout from months of protests and police operations on U.S. campuses continues.

The news comes as pro-Palestinian protesters set up a new encampment in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Monday night, and after a similar protest encampment returned to the main campus at Columbia on Friday.

NBC News has reached out to Columbia for comment.

The anonymous man is donating the money to Bar-Ilan University, in Tel Aviv suburb Ramat Gan, the college's president, Arie Zaban, announced Monday.... Read More: NBC News