Abe Foxman is taking it on all sides for calling on the University of St. Thomas to reinvite Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The Zionist Organization of America issued a statement slamming the ADL leader.
At the same time, some of Foxman’s Jewish critics on the left who accuse him of attempting to stifle criticism of Israel, are giving him zero credit. For example, here are a few quotes that NYU professor Tony Judt gave to JTA reporter Ben Harris:
“Life is complicated. And sometimes people do the right thing for the wrong reasons.”
“It doesn’t mean I think he’s a completely reformed man.”
“This is a very particular case. To be seen to be censoring Desmond Tutu is to put yourself on the wrong side of history.”