REPORT: Cancer doctor sues hospital after he was fired over pro-Israel posts

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The former director of a New York University cancer center is suing the hospital and the university itself over his dismissal, alleging he was terminated because of pro-Israel social media posts some online claimed were racist against Arabs.

Benjamin Neel, the former director of NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, said he was fired this month without due process and that he was discriminated against because of religion, Washington Square News, NYU’s student newspaper, reported.

Neel, who’d held the director role for nine years and is still a tenured professor at the university but no longer sees patients, said he was fired for reposting tweets on X that criticized those who supported violence against Israelis. Some online accused Neel of sharing anti-Arab sentiment, “racist tropes, justification of collective punishment to glorification of violence.”

According to the New York Post, Neel, 67, a Jewish doctor, was first suspended by the hospital on Oct. 31 and then fired on Nov. 10 from his job of nine years as the director of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone.

Neel’s current contract with the hospital was set to run through the end of 2024, and he says he had been verbally assured that the contract would be extended through 2025.  After being fired, he is now suing for $500,000 in damages.

Neel had reportedly posted just five times about the war in Israel, showing his support for Israel and his opposition to the Hamas terror group.  He had simply re-posted other people’s tweets on his personal and private account.

Below is one of the posts Neel had reportedly re-tweeted:

In 2021, Neel was recognized for his work on treatments for ovarian cancer.

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