Former President Jimmy Carter will meet with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. President Carter will be in New York City to receive the International Advocate for Peace award from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
According to a spokesperson for Mayor Bloomberg, the two will discuss “a number of issues including Hurricane Sandy.”
A group of pro-Israel activists led by Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz has been critical of Yeshiva’s decision to give President Carter the award. They created a website, shameoncardozo.com, that accuses Carter of having an “ignominious history of anti-Israel bigotry.”
Yeshiva University President Richard Joel responded by issuing a statement that praised Carter “for his role in the Camp David Accords of 1978” while also noting the award was given to him by a “student-run” group and does not “indicate the slightest change in our steadfastly pro-Israel stance.”