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New York - NYC Mayor Heading To Israel, Financed By Israeli Entrepreneur

Published on: October 8, 2015 05:31 PM
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Baruch Eliezer Gross, founder and chairman of Jerusalem’s Besadno GroupBaruch Eliezer Gross, founder and chairman of Jerusalem’s Besadno Group

New York - With Israelis on heightened alert after a recent rash of stabbings, the head of an Israeli investment group has volunteered to finance the cost of Mayor de Blasio’s upcoming three day trip to Israel where the mayor will speak out against anti-Semitism.

Baruch Eliezer Gross, founder and chairman of Jerusalem’s Besadno Group, will be covering travel and hotel expenses for de Blasio and his staffers, who will be arriving in Israel on Friday, October 16th to take part in the Annual Conference of Mayors.  The mayor will be the keynote speaker at the event and will be addressing the topic of “Anti-Semitism in the West: How Cities Must Lead.”

In a statement furnished to VIN News, Gross noted that de Blasio has a long history of standing up against anti-Semitic acts.

“I’m honored to join Mayor de Blasio in his fight against anti-Semitism and in support of tolerance,” Gross told VIN News.  “New York City can provide other cities with a model for protecting all communities against hate.  I look forward to the Mayor’s visit and his remarks in Jerusalem.”

The conference, an opportunity for dozens of mayors from around the world to discuss current issues and challenges, is being hosted by by the American Jewish Congress, American Council for World Jewry, and World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry.

The cost of the trip could have been covered by the city because both security and anti-Semitism are continued sources of concern in New York City.  The NYPD will be footing the bill for all security costs associated with the trip.

Gross, who has over 30 years of experience as a business entrepreneur, has established companies in the United States, Europe and Israel.


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 Oct 08, 2015 at 06:16 PM Maven Says:

What a joke.
De Blasio cant control the rise in violence here in NYC his own city.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 07:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Who needs him?! He's been useless and detrimental to NY, how can he possibly benefit Israel?! Ridiculous.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 07:13 PM Sam23 Says:

Im sure Gross has a business agenda funding this trip.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 07:15 PM Taxbucky Says:

Please keep him

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 07:39 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a time to put our opinions of the mayor aside and commend him for his bravery. Where are the rest of our leaders in our time of need???! Only secular news source of the terrible situation in ey is Fox News, which is not placed in its headlines, but I'm still grateful.
DeBlasio has just gained a tremendous amount of respect from me. We should flood his office with our hakaras hatov and wish him a safe trip.
Thank you, Mr. Mayor!!

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 08:15 PM yankee96 Says:

does this guy have any idea what this mayor is?

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 08:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reb Gross should learn how to smile. What a horrible photo, for a rich macher he looks very FABISIN.

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 Oct 09, 2015 at 11:04 AM bennyt Says:

I hope he bought the mayor a one way ticket.

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 Oct 09, 2015 at 11:52 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

This is a time to put our opinions of the mayor aside and commend him for his bravery. Where are the rest of our leaders in our time of need???! Only secular news source of the terrible situation in ey is Fox News, which is not placed in its headlines, but I'm still grateful.
DeBlasio has just gained a tremendous amount of respect from me. We should flood his office with our hakaras hatov and wish him a safe trip.
Thank you, Mr. Mayor!!

Bravery?! What bravery?! He's going to have armed bodyguards to the teeth.,,,bravery my foot. All for show and to score points for his next run...

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