ROCHESTER, N.Y (Feb. 5)
Black Muslims here issued a protest against the Israeli basketball team playing against the University of Rochester team last night and demanded that the three Black players on the university’s team not participate in the tournament. The game, nevertheless, took place, but one of the Black basketball players failed to show up for the game and the other two played only the first half of the game The Israeli team was clobbered 102-60. The Israeli team, on tour throughout the country and under security wraps, has run into other incidents.
At Catholic University in Washington, D.C. the Arab Student League sent a letter of protest to the university president stating that "we are still at war with Israel." The letter also complained about the fact that the university was spending money which included publicity blurbs about the Israeli team. In Kansas City, Missouri, Arab students at Rookhurst University also issued a protest against the Israelis. In both universities the games were held on schedule and without incident. In their game Sunday night at Maplewood Gardens in Toronto there were no reported protests or incidents and the Israelis scored an 81-65 win against the local team.