December 16, 2021
The Queens Jewish Community Council [QJCC] strongly condemns the recent anti-Israel resolution adopted by the CUNY Law School Student Government Association. The vilely offensive resolution is full of misinformation and false accusations. QJCC is embarrassed and saddened that such a naive and hateful missive should emanate from students in a place of higher learning in our borough.
QJCC thanks and supports CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodriguez on his response statement which lays out CUNY’s organizational position. The Chancellor’s point that the resolution “…also calls on the University to end all academic exchange programs with Israel which is contrary to a university’s core mission to expose students personally and academically to a world that can be vastly different to their own, particularly through international exchange programs,” is particularly poignant, universally relevant – and highlights the repugnance of the student government’s untoward document.
QJCC calls on the Presidents of the CUNY schools in Queens to confirm their support of the Chancellor’s statement and/or to individually condemn this student action. Silence can be mistaken for acquiescence. QJCC calls on all people of good will as well to oppose and repudiate this and other such vile attacks.
For information regarding QJCC, contact Mayer Waxman, Executive Director, 718-544-9033, [email protected]