New York City - Manhattan Borough President: Ahmadinejad Visits To NY Should Have Drawn Stronger Protests
New York City - Scott Stringer is the Manhattan Borough President. He took office on January 1st, 2006. Mr. Stringer grew up in Washington Heights. He is a
former Assemblyman and is a democrat. During his Assembly career, Stringer served as Chairman of the Cities Committee, Chairman of the Real Property Taxation Committee and Chairman of the Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committee. This is his second term as Manhattan Borough President. Recently, there have been calls by the Mayor, and by the New York Daily News and the New York Post to eliminate the office of Borough president.
Rabbi Yair Hoffman spoke to the Borough President in an interview for the Five Towns Jewish Times and one of the questions he was asked about Iranian president Ahmadinejad:
YH: I recall when Yasser Arafat came to visit New York City, Rudy Giuliani really gave it to him over the head. New Yorkers were proud that he stood up to him and recognized terrorism for what he was. His statements caused every New Yorker to beam with pride. I cannot say the same thing when Ahmadinejad came to Columbia University. Where was the outrage? Here is a man that out and out called for the destruction of the State of Israel, and nothing.
SS: You are right we should have said something. I’ll have my moment. We should have done more. There will be other opportunities, however.
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