NY Mayor Bloomberg backs college's holding of BDS panel
LAST UPDATED: 02/07/2013 03:13
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday rejected suggestions by city politicians and Jewish groups that a panel discussion on boycotts and sanctions against Israel at Brooklyn College scheduled for Thursday be canceled.
“If you want to go to a university where the government decides what kind of subjects are fit for discussion, I suggest you apply to a school in North Korea,” The New York Times quoted Bloomberg as saying in a news conference at City Hall.
The New York mayor stated that, while he personally "couldn't disagree more violently" with the BDS movement, a university should be free to hold a discussion on any topic it wants.