Athletes Take a Knee Against Israel’s Occupation
The Nation‘s Dave Zirin quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer in a piece covering the censure facing two Brooklyn College volleyball players for their kneeling protest of Israeli racism during the playing of the Israeli anthem before a match against Yeshiva University.
“These young athletes demonstrated the courage of their convictions and chose to send a message of dissent with this simple act. At a time when activism for Palestinian rights is increasingly facing attempted repression, they stood tall for justice by taking a knee. They should be applauded.”