One post was reportedly that of a cartoon with a caricature of climate activist Greta Thunberg “chasing a man who is holding a butcher’s knife in one hand and a plastic garbage bag labeled ‘Israeli babies’ in the other.” “Thunberg is carrying a sign that displays the Palestinian flag and includes on the flag the text ‘HASHTAG FREE PALESTINE,'” the complaint said, according to Business Insider. “Thunberg is shown yelling: ‘HOW DARE YOU…USE PLASTIC BAGS?? WE NEED TO SAVE THE WORLD!’” the lawsuit said. Another reshared post was one that stated, “Anti-Israel protestors brought a combined Palestine/LGBTQ+ flag to the demonstration in Brooklyn, New York City to show the solidarity between the queer community and Palestine,” Business Insider reported. Neel reshared the post and wrote, “Talk about an oxymoron…,” the lawsuit said. Speaking to Washington Square News, NYU Langone spokesman Steve Ritea claimed that Neel violated the center’s Social Media Policy and Code of Conduct. “As an institution dedicated to healing, NYU Langone remains committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment, free of discrimination, for all of our employees and patients,” Ritea said in a statement shared with the student newspaper. “NYU Langone stands by our decision and looks forward to defending it in court.”
Dr. Benjamin Neel sued NYU Langone Thursday, claiming he was “unceremoniously dumped” by the medical center for reposting contentious pro-Israel content on X (formerly Twitter) —> https://t.co/r0tfoUmNlr— Ben Feuerherd (@benfeuerherd) November 17, 2023
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