TEL AVIV – A self-proclaimed liberal professor at New York’s New School slammed the college over its decision to hold a panel including virulent anti-Israel activist and “hatemonger” Linda Sarsour on Tuesday night in an event on antisemitism.
“I feel betrayed that Tuesday, the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program is sponsoring a panel entitled ‘Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice’ featuring the hatemonger Linda Sarsour,” Prof. Susan Shapiro, who is a human rights activist, wrote in the New York Daily News.
“Sarsour is the left-wing’s new hijab heroine, a Brooklyn-born Palestinian activist who has tweeted ‘nothing is creepier than Zionism,’ and shared a podium praising her friends Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (a virulent anti-Semite) and Rasmea Odeh, a terrorist who spent 10 years in jail for abetting the killing of two Hebrew University students in 1969,” Shapiro added.
“Imagine what would happen if I tweeted ‘Nothing is creepier than Palestinians,’ proclaimed ‘gays can’t be feminists,’ appeared alongside the KKK’s David Duke and publicly boycotted everything Arab-owned or run,” Shapiro continued. “My bosses and colleagues would call me a racist and I’d probably be fired.”
“Yet trash-talking Jewish Israelis is not only permitted in progressive circles, it’s rewarded. So Sarsour gets embraced by CUNY and now the New School, is named one of Glamour magazine’s women of the year and gets celebrated by (New York City) Mayor (Bill) de Blasio.”
Shapiro noted that “anti-Israel boycotts and bombast clearly mask vitriolic Jew-hatred.”