May 4, 2011, - 11:13 pm
Kudos and Mazel Tov [Congrats!] to Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld. The City University of New York trustee is the very definition of principle and courage, a man who hasn’t checked his testicles at the door in a country filled with so many eunuchs. And Tony Kushner, who normally lusts for men, doesn’t like it.
Jeffrey Wiesenfeld Has the Courage & Patriotism (& Balls) Tony Kushner Lacks
If you haven’t heard of Kushner, he’s the anti-Semitic, gay, socialist Jewish playwright and screenwriter who hates Israel . . . himself. He supports the boycott of and divestment from Israel and falsely accused Israel to “ethnic cleansing.” That’s his disgusting identity. And some people of principle and guts on the board of City University of New York–at trustee Wiesenfeld’s principled urging–showed they have some guts and told Kushner where to shove his Jew-hatred:
In a rare move, the trustees of the City University of New York have voted to shelve an honorary degree that one of its campuses, John Jay College, planned to award to Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “Angels in America.” . . .
According to a podcast of the Monday meeting and accounts from two CUNY officials who attended it, one of the 12 trustees present, Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld, objected to John Jay College’s submission of Mr. Kushner for an honorary degree. Mr. Wiesenfeld described viewpoints and comments, which he ascribed to Mr. Kushner, that he had found on the Web site of Norman Finkelstein, a political scientist and critic of Israel.
Mr. Wiesenfeld, an investment adviser and onetime aide to former Gov. George E. Pataki and former Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato, said that Mr. Kushner had tied the founding of Israel to a policy of ethnic cleansing, criticized the Israel Defense Forces and supported a boycott of Israel.
“I think it’s up to all of us to look at fairness and consider these things,” Mr. Wiesenfeld said. “Especially when the State of Israel, which is our sole democratic ally in the area, sits in the neighborhood which is almost universally dominated by administrations which are almost universally misogynist, antigay, anti-Christian.” . . .
The trustees then voted, 11 to 1, to table the Kushner degree.. .. since 1961, no other honorary degree nomination had been tabled after reaching the board.
Kushner has been active with organizations that endorse the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
He has written that Israel was “founded in a program that, if you really want to be blunt about it, was ethnic cleansing.” Kushner also has said that “it would have been better” had the State of Israel never been created.
This isn’t the first time that Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld, a former FBI foreign counterintelligence agent, has stood up for what is right. He also spoke out against a racist former Black Panther who descended upon CUNY.
Now, Kushner is angry . . . because he wants it both ways. He wants to act like a kapo and then for people to forget his views, so he can be honored despite them. Not happenin’, in this case. So sad, too bad, Tony. The thing is, Kushner would be beheaded for two reasons–that he is gay and that he is Jewish–in every country in the Middle East, except the one he hates with a passion: Israel.
Aleikum Salaam, chump. Anyone up for a gay cruise in Egypt (which usually ends in a beheading)? On the other hand, Tony Kushner has always been a great candidate for Lunch in Tul Karem.
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