Brooklyn, NY - Three Jewish business owners are going to be put on trial tomorrow by the NYC human rights commission for discrimination in the Hasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn for posting a dress code in their storefront windows.
The Weekly Standard reports that one of the human rights commission witnesses has a history of expressing anti-Israel sentiment.
The New York human rights commission has chosen Joshua Wiles, a public school teacher in nearby Bedford-Stuyvesant, to testify about their survey’s findings that the dress code signs are discriminatory.
Wiles is alleged to have preexisting and particularly biased negative opinions about Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. He made city headlines after his arrest while protesting with Occupy Wall Street in 2011.
Wiles’ Facebook page is also covered with items expressing a deep anti-Israel sentiment, such as pictures of Palestinian land loss with the title “Biggest robbery of the world,” and the statement, “Israel receives more U.S. aid than all of Africa,” among other anti-Semitic sentiments.
The Orthodox Jewish business owners are on trial for posting a dress code in storefront windows that says, “Dress code for store: No shorts, no barefoot, no sleeveless, no low cut neckline allowed in this store.”