On CUNY Battle

On CUNY Battle

 I am surprised and dismayed that while the editorial on Tony Kushner and Jeffrey Wiesenfeld left it an open question whether a great artist who has serious criticisms of Israeli government policy but affirms Israel’s right to exist deserves to receive an honorary doctorate from CUNY (he already has from Brandeis), it did not even think to ask whether someone who believes that Palestinians are not human beings deserves to be a trustee of CUNY (“Welcome To The CUNY Bin,” Editorials, May 13).

If a CUNY trustee asserted similar views about the Jewish people or about African-Americans, would The Jewish Week think him qualified to oversee the education of New York’s youth? I would not.

Director, The Shalom Center

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