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The Tony Kushner flap: What does it say about the discourse on Israel in America?


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/the_tony_kushner_flap_what_does_it_say_about_the_discourse_on_israel_in_ame

It was the latest dustup over what constitutes acceptable discourse in the American Jewish community when it comes to Israel. Except this time the battle wasn’t contained within the community, but began at a university board meeting and spilled over onto the front page of The New York Times. When the dust had settled, the City University of New York had reversed its decision to withhold an honorary degree from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner over his views on Israel.

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