"This debate has been fueled at times by inflammatory rhetoric and mischaracterization of the facts," she wrote, failing to explain which facts those were. "It is unfortunate that matters of utmost importance to our college community can be so rapidly co-opted by those with a political agenda and distorted by the media." It's also "unfortunate" that a school could sully its sterling reputation over such nonsense, and that Gould can't issue a mea culpa for the foolishness she has allowed to fester on her watch. Her conspicuous inability to manage or lead effectively during this mess indicates that she should resign.
The larger issue that we wrote about yesterday—whether Brooklyn College remains captive to its powerful faction of Israel apologists—remains unresolved. And Assemblyman Dov Hikind retains his bully pulpit, so expect more people to be judged on a litmus test of whether they've announced—in simple, easy-for-the-assemblyman-to-understand sound bites—their staunch support for the state of Israel.