I just want to correct my initial blog post on this subject. I wrote that no major Jewish organizations had come out in support of Wiesenfeld and that was incorrect. Both the ZOA and CAMERA have made strong statements in support of Wiesenfeld and against the conferral of the honorary degree to Wiesenfeld.
On the other hand, the Conference of Presidents has refused to make any statements. Abe Foxman of the ADL has attacked Wiesenfeld as has Ed Koch.