Alex Blaze

CUNY Takes Away Honorary Degree because of Israel Opinion

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 07, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

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"This has been an incredibly ugly experience that a great public university would make a decision based on slanderous mischaracterizations without giving the person in question a chance to be heard.[...] I'm sickened that this is happening in New York City. Shocked, really."

--Gay, Jewish, and 'pro-Israel' playwright Tony Kushner, who was denied an honorary degree from CUNY because he criticized Israeli policy regarding Palestine

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He's shocked that this is happening in New York City? Has he not followed the news about the NYC LGBT Center cancelling Israeli Apartheid Week at the behest of Michael Lucas?

VaqueroSF | May 8, 2011 2:18 PM

I was glad that the NYC LGBT Center had the good sense to cancel their sponsorship of Israeli Apartheid Week activities. The Center had not business sponsoring anti-Israel events. Contrary to what others on Bilerico may believe, being gay does not require me, or anyone else, to be a Palestinian sympathizer as well.