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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CUNY to fly 'Palestinian' flag at commencement

But of course....
The City University of New York, which has already outraged Israel supporters with its decision to honor anti-Israel playwright Tony Kushner, will also be taking the unusual step of flying a Palestinian flag at the upcoming commencement for City College, a spokesperson for the university told me today.

“The City College flies all of the flags that are flown at the United Nations,” the Vice President for Communications Mary Lou Edmondson told me. “It has nothing to do with foreign policy.”

But there’s one problem—the United Nations doesn’t fly the Palestinian flag. It only flies the flags of its 192 member states.

Then what prompted the college’s decision?
Read the whole thing.

I suppose that one could argue that if the President of Israel flies the 'Palestinian flag,' why shouldn't CUNY?

What could go wrong?

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At 9:55 PM, Blogger Herb Glatter said...

Update - no "palestinian" flag at CUNY

I regret that I misspoke about the flags flown at the United Nations. At this time, in this 10th anniversary year of 9/11, we are focused on prominently displaying ten American flags in silent commemoration of the thousands of men and women who lost their lives.

Mary Lou Edmondson
Vice President for Communications

On May 12, 2011, at 11:09 AM, Herb Glatter wrote:


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