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New York - NY Officials, Community Leaders Stand In Support Of Israel’s Right Of Self Defense (video)

Published on: November 20, 2012 02:51 PM
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at a press conference of city officials in support of Israel outside the Israeli consulate in New York November 20, 2012. Israel is currently engaged in cross border battles with neighboring Palestine. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at a press conference of city officials in support of Israel outside the Israeli consulate in New York November 20, 2012. Israel is currently engaged in cross border battles with neighboring Palestine. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

New York - New York’s elected officials and community leaders stood together with Amb. Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Consul General in New York, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and strongly declared their support for the State of Israel and its right to engage in self-defense.

Elected officials in attendance included Congress Members Rangel, Nadler, Maloney, Engel, Meeks and Congresswoman-Elect Meng as well as NYS Assembly Speaker Silver, NYC Comptroller Liu, Public Advocate de Blasio, NYC Council Speaker Quinn, NYC Councilman David Greenfield Brooklyn District Attorney Hynes and Council Members Garodnick and Vallone Jr.

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Video Credit: Stefano Giovannini For VINNews.com.

The event was sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY).

“The purpose of this gathering is to express the unequivocal support for the State of Israel among New York’s political, communal, ethnic and faith leaders. The flagrant and unprovoked violence emanating from Gaza must immediately come to an end. Until then, we wholeheartedly support Israel’s right to defend herself,” Michael S. Miller and Alan S. Jaffe, Executive Vice President and CEO and President, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Consul General to Israel Ido Aharoni speaks at a press conference of city officials in support of Israel outside the Israeli consulate in New York November 20, 2012. Israel is currently engaged in cross border battles with neighboring Palestine. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Consul General to Israel Ido Aharoni speaks at a press conference of city officials in support of Israel outside the Israeli consulate in New York November 20, 2012. Israel is currently engaged in cross border battles with neighboring Palestine. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 04:36 PM Joe Says:

Go away you antisemite.

if you start up you pay the price.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM Not the NY Times Says:

You're a troll, saying idiotic things just to get people worked up. I'm not falling for your ruse.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM Alex Says:

Seriuously? Did you stumble here by accident?

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 06:18 PM c Says:

Better not to reply to comment number 1. It will just lead some nasty arguments. We all know the answers to the points he is making and you won't change his mind.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 06:23 PM Wise-Guy Says:

According to you Gaza is a sovereign independent state. Well, in that case, this is a legitimate war between two countries where one (Gaza) has declared war against the other (Israel) with the explicit intention of destroying them.
What do you propose any government should do?

The Taliban knocked down a few buildings in NYC with unsophisticated weapons. Was the U.S. unjustified in retaliating and eliminating their leadership?

Are you, in your infinite wisdom, suggesting that if a murderer is coming after you with an old rusty knife, you have no right to shoot him with a state-of-the-art gun?!

You were kidding, right?

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 06:47 PM Goldberg Says:

You Neturi Karta people are funny.

Wait a second, let me change that to sad and pathetic.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 07:16 PM pickythinker Says:

Go haunt some islamic site

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 08:52 PM mewhoze Says:

moderator of this site, can you remove post #1 from this thread. thank you

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