The Zionist Organization of America has issued a statement supporting the decision by CUNY to withhold Tony Kushner's honorary degree due to the playwright's anti-Israel statements.
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “We strongly support CUNY’s decision to cancel the award of an honorary degree upon Tony Kushner. Kushner is not merely a critic of Israel – he opposes its very existence and drips vitriol about it and its supporters. As his ethnic cleansing canard shows, he is also lies about the history surrounding the Arab attack on Israel which produced the Arab refugee problem.
Klein also referenced the sexual orientation of the "Angels in America" playwright, adding, “Mr. Kushner’s hostility to Israel is also perverse, since it is the only country in the Middle East in which he would be free to live openly as a homosexual."