From THE JEWISH CHRONICLE:
A Pittsburgh area psychiatrist is protesting an appearance by South African Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu at a national psychiatric gathering in May. Tutu is scheduled to deliver the principal address at the Convocation of Fellows during the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in Hawaii. He also will be made an honorary fellow at that time.
All of which irks many Jewish members of the APA, including Dr. Daniel Shrager of Jefferson Hills, a member of Beth Israel Center. Shrager and several other APA members are planning some way to register their displeasure with Tutu’s appearance during the meeting.
One of the signees, Dr. Thomas G. Gutheil, a distinguished life fellow of the APA, has gone further, resigning from the organization. In a letter to APA members he wrote, "Tutu’s anti-Israel remarks are well known in Jewish circles. Not only has he referred to Israel as an apartheid state, last year he urged the Cape Town Opera to cancel a tour of Israel, which it refused to do, and called for an academic, artistic, social and political boycott of Israel including the severing of research cooperation on water purification between the University of Johannesburg and Ben Gurion University in Israel. APA is on record with a position statement opposing all academic boycotts. Among his many other controversial remarks, Tutu has said the Palestinians are paying “penance” for the Holocaust."
Shrager believes the APA didn’t properly vet Tutu before inviting him to speak. He said, “Not many people know about his anti-Israel rhetoric. They remember him as a part of the anti-apartheid event and that’s about it. (He's) not just anti-Israel, some of his remarks are clearly anti-Semitic.”
Q. What do you call a Jew who can take criticism?
A. You don't call him anything. What do you want, already - another Six Day War?