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JCRC lauds CUNY chair post-student’s antisemitic graduation speech

At a gala in New York, the Jewish group presented Bill Thompson with a public service award.

The City University of New York School of Law. Credit: Screenshot of Google Street View.
The City University of New York School of Law. Credit: Screenshot of Google Street View.

The Jewish Community Relations Council is under fire for honoring Bill Thompson, City University of New York board chair, with a public service award shortly after a CUNY law-school student, Fatima Mousa Mohammed, delivered an antisemitic commencement address.

The JCRC bestowed the honor at its spring gala on June 12 at the New-York Historical Society.

“This is an outrageous insult and obsequious act against the Jewish community. No one in the CUNY administration should be honored by JCRC,” said Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a former CUNY trustee of 15 years.

Wiesenfeld said CUNY should have fired the dean of the law school, Sudha Setty, who applauded the speech. Thompson was among those who signed a statement well after the student’s talk, calling it “hate speech.”

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