Right Side NewsPhyllis Chesler
Last Friday, May 26, 2011, â€œQueers Against Israeli Apartheidâ€ exercised their hard-won right to hold their meetings at New York Cityâ€™s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center. Their right to hate and to be grossly misinformed was, as usual, presented as a free speech right and as yet another victim-driven Intifada (uprising).
This meeting followed the long campaign to vilify City University Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld for daring to dissent from Tony Kushnerâ€™s anti-Israel views; Kushner, who happens to be both gay and Jewish, is nevertheless being given an honorary doctorate this week. These two events are intimately connected to each other and have been further empowered by President Obamaâ€™s shameful and dangerous actions towards the Jewish State.