New York- Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind is incensed that the ADL has decided that the OK hand sign can be deemed a hate symbol. Hikind says that the fact that numerous people use the symbol for positive reasons and the fact that some use it to hate does not change the symbol into one of hate. He also chided the ADL for remaining silent in the face of blatant anti-Semitic attacks in New York, stating that “they are slowly but surely becoming irrelevant.” Hikind added that “Jewish communities are faced with real challenges, real threats. There is real concern out there the unprecedented outbreak of anti-Semitism directed against the Jewish people. Jewish organizations need to unite and not be involved in silliness.”
BREAKING: with news that the “OK” sign is officially a “hate symbol” one wonders who’s setting priorities at @ADL just as violent antisemitism skyrockets!
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) September 26, 2019