SWC Commends German City for Rescinding Tolerance Prize to Code Pink

February 16, 2016

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which led the international outcry against a proposed honor for the group, Code Pink, commended Bayreuth’s city council for doing the right thing by rescinding its proposed Wilhelmine-von-Bayreuth human rights and tolerance prize to the group.

“Any serious review of Code Pink’s anti-Israel actions reveal an organization seeking to demean and demonize the lone democracy in the Middle East,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“Further, its leader’s participation in a conference run by the Holocaust-denying mullocracy in Tehran confirms that this is a group not worthy of this distinguished prize promoting tolerance,” Cooper concluded.

See previous related stories:

• February 9, 2016:
Wiesenthal Center Urges German City to Withdraw Code Pink "Tolerance" Award

February 11, 2016:
Mayor of German City Opposes Tolerance Award to Code Pink Following Simon Wiesenthal Center Protest


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