New York – New Architect For Redesigning The Javits Center, Declared His Pro-Israel Position, After Reports Of Speaker Silver Looking To Squeeze Him Out


    New York – The speaker of the State Assembly Sheldon Silver is pressing the board that awarded architect Richard Rogers a $1.7 billion contract to redesign the Javits Center, to investigate his role in hosting the founding meetings of a group of architects considering a boycott of Israel.
    Speaker Silver is also looking to squeeze Lord Rogers out of his role in redesigning the Silvercup Studio in Queens, a project estimated to be worth $1 billion.
    Speaker Silver said that if it is confirmed that Lord Rogers hosted meetings at his firm last month for the group Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, then his involvement in the Javits project should be “terminated.”

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    But yesterday architect Richard Rogers, has firmly declared his pro-Israel position.

    He called on Hamas to not only renounce terrorism, but to “back it up” by recognizing Israel’s right to exist.

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