Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This guy single-handedly blocked Tony Kushner's honorary degree to CUNY, the first time, an honorary degree has ever been rejected by the board, just by claiming he was anti-Israel.

A University Trustee Expands on His View of What is Offensive

Here's an excerpt from his interview:

I tried to ask a question about the damage done by a short, one-sided discussion of vigorously debated aspects of Middle East politics, like the survival of Israel and the rights of the Palestinians, and which side was more callous toward human life, and who was most protective of it.

But Mr. Wiesenfeld interrupted and said the question was offensive because “the comparison sets up a moral equivalence.”

Equivalence between what and what? “Between the Palestinians and Israelis,” he said. “People who worship death for their children are not human.”