NYU graduation speaker calls Israel ‘apartheid state’, slams ‘fascist’ Trump: report

Mike Montone
May 23, 2019 - 12:09 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A graduation speaker at New York University slammed the president as a 'fascist' and referred to Israel as an 'apartheid' state on Monday.

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Steven William Thrasher reportedly made the remarks, which elicited cheers, during a ceremony for NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

"I am so proud, so proud, of NYU's chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voices for Peace," he said, "for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the apartheid state government in Israel."

Thrasher was named the inaugural Daniel H Renberg Chair at Northwestern University in 2018. He will focus on "social justice in reporting, with an emphasis on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community."

"This is what we are called to do," he said. "This is our NYU legacy, that we are connected in radical love."

Israel holds the largest gay pride parade in the Middle East, the Washington Free Beacon explained.

Northwestern did not respond to a request for comment from the Beacon.

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