Sarsour's presence diminished event's credibility

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Israeli flag in windowOne political commentator says inviting a zealous anti-Zionist to take part on a discussion of civil rights will likely prove to be counterproductive.

New School, a private university in New York, has come under fire for inviting Linda Sarsour, a zealous anti-Zionist, to participate in a recent panel discussion on preventing anti-Semitism. Derryck Green of Project 21 says inviting someone like Sarsour greatly diminished the credibility of the event.

"I think what this New School did by inviting someone who has a history of saying things that are anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist undermines the moral credibility of not only the New School, but the attempt to discuss the seriousness of anti-Semitism," he submits.

Green

Green suggests New School may have been making a political statement about their own position on anti-Semitism.

"If they would have actually had people on the panel who were qualified scholars or specialists that have fought anti-Semitism, that had programs to fight anti-Semitism, that have been in 'the industry,' so to speak, of fighting anti-Semitism," then that could have worked. But "they didn't have any of those people."

The New York Post Editorial Board has labeled the event an Orwellian "fake panel...meant to promote Israel-bashing."

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