“The Y needs to provide some oversight, some planning in their programming, they need to know when people they are bringing in to speak are against Jews and Israel,” Kadish added.
Others pointed out that speakers recently scheduled to speak, such as Roger Waters and Alice Walker, are not merely supporters of BDS, but are global leaders of the movement.
Allen said he believes the goals the group set were accomplished Thursday night.
“They [92nd Street Y administration] are aware of our positions and they know we aren’t going away. We’ll be back, the second Thursday of every month, educating the Jewish community about the dangers of BDS that the 92nd Street Y is using Jewish communal dollars to support it.”
UPDATE: An astute reader brought to the attention of The Jewish Press the dearth of programming of “Jewish Interest” at the 92nd Street Y, as evidenced by their own website. This is a screen capture:
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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