Jewish Human Rights Group Condemns Yesterday’s Incident of Anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College Volleyball Game

February 24, 2020

BROOKLYN, NY – During yesterday’s Yeshiva University – Brooklyn College volleyball game, two Brooklyn College players decided to kneel during the Hatikvah and then refused to shake hands with the Yeshiva University players after the game. Following this incident, Jewish human rights group Simon Wiesenthal Center issued the following statement:

“We condemn this flagrant display of anti-Semitism. At a time of increased anti-Semitism in our country, including on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, we demand to know what steps Brooklyn College intends to take with regard to this display of anti-Semitism by members of its volleyball team. The ball is in their court.”
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).

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