I AM really worried about the recent controversy at Brandeis University. Ambassador of Israel Michael Oren was invited to be the keynote speaker at the commencement, next week. The way his invitation is being protested, the way this choice is being condemned by some — if I did not know who Oren is, I would think the reaction is to Ahmadinejad, the Holocaust denier president of Iran when he was invited to speak at Columbia University.
Michael Oren has been referred to as a “rogue state apologist,” a “defender of war crimes and human rights abuses.”
Come on, Michael Oren?! Politically, you probably can’t get more squarely centrist than he!