UPDATE: a great slide show of pictures that ZA took after I had to leave. Enjoy!
You are invited to view ZA’s photo album: Press Conference and Demonstration at the Javits Center, NYC Jun 3, 2011
On Friday, June 3, 2011 CUNY (the City University of New York) held it’s Graduation Ceremonies at the Javits Center in Manhattan, where they chose to bestow an Honorary Degree on Israel Basher, Tony Kushner .This after Wiesenfeld, the son of Holocaust survivors, had denounced Kushner’s hostile views on Israel, questioning whether he was an appropriate candidate for an Honorary Degree. In spite of the very public support of CUNY Trustee, Wiesenfeld, the honorary degree was reinstated. So Tony Kushner who accuses Israel of “Ethnic Cleansing” while young Israeli soldiers stand on the front lines of Jihadist aggression and Israeli families bear the barrage of rocket fire in their homes received his Honorary Degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
After Kushner received his Honorary Degree, he told the graduates that they, too, must engage with society’s thorniest issues and urged them to “find the human in yourself by finding the citizen in yourself, the activist, the hero in yourself.”He continued, saying they faced a “beset and besieged world” where slavery masquerades as freedom, urging them to respond to the planet’s cries for help. “There’s injustice everywhere. There’s artificial scarcity everywhere. There’s desperate human need, poverty and untreated illness and exploitation everywhere. Everywhere in the world is in need of repair, so fix it. Solve these things.”
He warns of Injustice? Slavery?Activism, and of course”The Planet”. All of this on the heels of the two weeks of alarming pronouncements made by Obama regarding Israel’s future, demanding a return to the indefensible pre-1967 borders.
Those who rallied outside the Javits Center warned, as have others over and over that “A Hamas-Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority state, with or without all the borders the PA demands, would leave all of what would remain of Israel within Katyusha missile range.”
Unfortunately, Kushner and Obama represent our worst nightmare. This dangerous anti-Israel rhetoric and appeasement of Jihadist goals is on the rise, on our campuses and in Washington.
There are “APPEASERS IN AMERICA!”
“ISLAMIST ENABLERS IN AMERICA!”
“ISRAEL’S ENEMIESIN AMERICA!”
We Must Stand With Israel. The only Democracy in the Middle East.
The Time is NOW to speak out in Defense of Israel.
Silence is not Golden.
And now, most disturbingly, we have seen this very offensive material published in California as part of a campaign against male circumcision. It is so anti- SEMITIC that it clearly brings us back to the horrors of the 20th Century.
“‘Foreskin Man,’ with its grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes, reaches a new low and is disrespectful and deeply offensive,” “… the imagery invokes the “age-old anti-Semitic canards” such as the blood libel, the accusation that Jews ritually murder Christian children.
Never Again Should mean NEVER AGAIN.
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