Hikind Condemns Brooklyn College For Continued Co-Sponsorship Of Anti-Israel Event


brooklyn-collegeBrooklyn, NY – Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on Brooklyn College to end its co-sponsorship of yet another hate fest against the State of Israel. “We respect the freedoms our Constitution affords everyone,” said Assemblyman Hikind, “but that in no way condones Brooklyn College’s lack of sensitivity in co-sponsoring this event.”

On November 14th, Ben White, a known anti-Israel “academic,” is scheduled to speak as a guest of Students for Justice in Palestine. This is the same group who welcomed Omar Barghouti, founder of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), which aims to eliminate the State of Israel from the map.

“Ben White is not just anti-Israel,” said the Assemblyman, “he is also an anti-Semite. Last year while advocating a boycott of Israel’s Habima Theatre’s participation in London’s Globe Theatre World Shakespeare Festival, White tweeted the following: If you need another reason to support a boycott of Habima, I present a massive picture of Howard Jacobson’s face. To boycott something based on the appearance of what a Jewish person looks like is no different than Joseph Goebel’s classic anti-Semitic propaganda.”

“Brooklyn College’s continued co-sponsorship of anti-Israel hatefests is abhorrent. It is one thing to support our Constitutional freedoms, it is another thing entirely to take part in biased events. Sponsorship is tantamount to support. A City University of New York has no business espousing hatred. Who will Brooklyn College co-sponsor next year, Bashar al-Assad? Perhaps Ahmadinejad is available?”

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. “Perhaps Ahmadinejad is available?”

    Too late. Columbia University had Mr. Achmadinnerjacket speak several years ago.