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New York - De Blasio Issues Ultimatum To Yeger: Apologize Or Face Expulsion From Immigration Committee

Published on: March 29, 2019 12:10 PM
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Protest outside Councilman Kalman Yeger's office in Borough Park. Protest outside Councilman Kalman Yeger's office in Borough Park.

New York - Two days after ruffling feathers by calling into question the existence of Palestine, Councilman Kalman Yeger found himself the subject of conversation yet again today, with Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for an apology for what he termed “destructive” comments.

Speaking with Brian Lehrer’s on his weekly Ask The Mayor radio program, de Blasio deflected criticism that his own response on social media to Yeger’s tweet calling for a two state solution fell short, and categorized the councilman’s remarks as “dehumanizing and unacceptable.”

The mayor called an Yeger to issue an immediate apology for his remarks.

“People in public life should by about unifying people and finding ways to work together, what he is doing is the opposite,” said de Blasio.

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The mayor stopped short of calling on City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to remove Yeger from his position on the council’s immigration committee, but said that he believes that doing so would be the appropriate course of action at this time.

“I think someone who has the ability to say that about Palestianian people, by definition, should not be on the immigration committee,” said de Blasio, adding “If he’s not going to apologize he shouldn’t be on that committee.”

As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2TI8DPF) a demonstration last night in Borough Park outside Yeger’s office to protest his remarks had a large Jewish contingent shouting down a handful of Palestinian demonstrators, with a significant NYPD presence in place to ensure that the rally stayed peaceful.



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1

 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:12 PM Anonymous Says:

Kalman Stay strong. We stand with you! Don't listen to the fake WNYC and Brian Leherer.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM curious Says:

If I know Kalman, and I do, he will stick to his original true words. Don't apologize for saying it like it is.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:20 PM Anonymous Says:

deBlassio should resign for doing the worst job as Mayor.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Woe! Did Yeger drag us down. What is he waiting for? We live here surrounded with millions if Muslims. Peaceful and not. Does he want blood on his fingers and only then will he apologize????

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:24 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

All he has to do is convince the Palestinians that they are not in fact Palestinians. That will clear everything right up.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:26 PM hashomer Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Kalman Stay strong. We stand with you! Don't listen to the fake WNYC and Brian Leherer.

Kalman this isn’t strength. This is called being a blockhead. Apologize for your idiotic tweet and swear never to do it again. Focus on Cleaninig up the streets of your district.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:27 PM Aguttenshabbos Says:

He needs to do what all politicians do. Don't apologize for what you said, just apologize if you offended anyone

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:27 PM Luke Shin Says:

Given how the Omar anti-semitism issue was settled in Congress, this could be solved by a resolution calling for respect for all people and dropping the matter.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 12:56 PM Anonymous Says:

there are no palestinian people as palestine has never existed they are just arabs who lived in an area that didn't become jordan.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:14 PM hashomer Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

there are no palestinian people as palestine has never existed they are just arabs who lived in an area that didn't become jordan.

Ok no problem! You got it sir! But then they are Israeli.. you alt-yidden don’t get it. Feh.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:21 PM The_Truth Says:

Maybe they are all actually Ottoman, or Trans-Jordanian???

But in truth, the Pelishtim were a thorn in Israels side since the Bnei Yisroel conquered Canaan. They will always be a problem until Gog Umagog.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:23 PM Secular Says:

DON’T BACK DOWN!

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:27 PM yossie Says:

dont understand what does it help that deblasio and all other politicians are for a 2 state solution
if the arabs only want a one state solution theirs!!

this is a terrible crisis we need friedlander
honig
barber
silber
everyone with at least three antenas on their car and 4 cell phones to get involved here all yatzmach perkunies are needed right away

please no regular people only noted askonim
have special parking permits etc

14

 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:28 PM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

Since when is acknowledging the fact that Palestine and Palestinians exist either a political position or a position on the legitimacy of anyone's policies?

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

there are no palestinian people as palestine has never existed they are just arabs who lived in an area that didn't become jordan.

Yes, and there's no United States...just white and other folk who live in areas that were Indian and didn't become Canada!

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:32 PM Judith Says:

Yegers comments are fine , no need to apologize for his opinion and that of his constituents .

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:37 PM JCSHOULSON Says:

He should resign when "Pencil Neck" Congressman Schiff resigns.
He should demand that DeBlasio show him a copy of the founding papers of this alleged country called Palestine.
He should demand to be shown some of their currency.
He should demand to see copies of their ancient laws.
He should demand to know who their founding fathers were. And on and on and on.
Fakes phonies and frauds.
This is the chance to bring this falsehood into the open.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
curious Says:

If I know Kalman, and I do, he will stick to his original true words. Don't apologize for saying it like it is.

Woe! U have broad shoulders! How dare you suggest that? If G d forbid any Muslim animal acts upon Yagers words, u have blood on ur hands too! What a coward u are!

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 01:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Kalman:

I detest you and voted against you. I still do not consider you appropriate for political office. And I will not vote for you if you run for office again. But I am one of your constituents, and you do represent me on City Council. Do not apologize.

You were absolutely correct. Palestinians exist, because they appropriated that label for themselves. If you chose to call yourself superman or spiderman, I might laugh, but you may do so. But Palestine does not exist. The people who call themselves Palestinians exist, and want to confiscate Israel to claim it as theirs. They do not want a two state solution. Just ask them. They want all Jews murdered, whether in Israel or elsewhere. They want the land for themselves, denying all of factual history. They are only bloodthirsty savages, subhuman at that, and are incapable of managing a sovereign country altogether. Look at the shambles of Gaza. Look at the mess of the west bank, only a bit better than Gaza because of Israeli support. They are not tolerant of peace, and their presence in America is only to push their agenda for world takeover by Islam. That's what they preach in Arabic.

Don't apologize.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 02:20 PM Anonymous Says:

he should just apologize the same way Omar yemach shemoh did, half hearted meaningless.... just tweet something like: "de blasio told me to apologize so here you go, i'm sorry, i said it"

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 03:19 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #10  
hashomer Says:

Ok no problem! You got it sir! But then they are Israeli.. you alt-yidden don’t get it. Feh.

Nope we get it very clealry. There are not Israeli nor Palestinians. They are animals who don't deserve equal rights. You don't get it. They want you dead. If you walked in their hood they'd chop your head off on you tube you fool. Those people don't deserve equal treatment.,

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 03:21 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #15  
Anonymous Says:

Yes, and there's no United States...just white and other folk who live in areas that were Indian and didn't become Canada!

silly analogy. We are not animals walking around killing everyone we don't like.
Palestinians are animals.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 03:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

Woe! U have broad shoulders! How dare you suggest that? If G d forbid any Muslim animal acts upon Yagers words, u have blood on ur hands too! What a coward u are!

It sounds very cowardly yourself to not stick up for your principals bec some Muslim will kill you. Maybe we are in golus and need to be cowards that's a fair argument. But to call him a coward for standing up is just kind of an oxymoron

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 04:28 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

When did Omar apologize? Or better yet brad Lander buddy sarsour?

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 04:50 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #15  
Anonymous Says:

Yes, and there's no United States...just white and other folk who live in areas that were Indian and didn't become Canada!

Um the US exists as a country with leaders boundaries currency etc unlike palestine. palestine has never existed as an independent entity and still doesn't there are no historic palestinians they are just arabs with the same history and culture as the ones in Jordan

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 05:27 PM LiberalismIsADisease Says:

De Blasio is a shmegegge who doesn't really care. He is a grubah goy who needs a serious misah m'shina together with sassour and the other yishmaelim.

Yager should apologize with one of those long winded "Im sorry but you are still a jerk" apologies.

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 05:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
hashomer Says:

Ok no problem! You got it sir! But then they are Israeli.. you alt-yidden don’t get it. Feh.

Hey, hashomer, hows that collusion thing working for ya??? Lol!!!!!

28

 Mar 29, 2019 at 05:45 PM Yup Says:

Reply to #17  
JCSHOULSON Says:

He should resign when "Pencil Neck" Congressman Schiff resigns.
He should demand that DeBlasio show him a copy of the founding papers of this alleged country called Palestine.
He should demand to be shown some of their currency.
He should demand to see copies of their ancient laws.
He should demand to know who their founding fathers were. And on and on and on.
Fakes phonies and frauds.
This is the chance to bring this falsehood into the open.

Excellent points!!!! The problem is when a lie is repeated enough, people be,ieve it, and that’s the story of this fake Palestine,

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 Mar 29, 2019 at 05:46 PM Vvvvv Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

Woe! U have broad shoulders! How dare you suggest that? If G d forbid any Muslim animal acts upon Yagers words, u have blood on ur hands too! What a coward u are!

You’re the coward! Attitudes like yours, you coward, lead to holocausts! Strength only! Never again!

30

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:07 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #13  
yossie Says:

dont understand what does it help that deblasio and all other politicians are for a 2 state solution
if the arabs only want a one state solution theirs!!

this is a terrible crisis we need friedlander
honig
barber
silber
everyone with at least three antenas on their car and 4 cell phones to get involved here all yatzmach perkunies are needed right away

please no regular people only noted askonim
have special parking permits etc

Gr8 !!!

31

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:12 PM liepa Says:

Reply to #13  
yossie Says:

dont understand what does it help that deblasio and all other politicians are for a 2 state solution
if the arabs only want a one state solution theirs!!

this is a terrible crisis we need friedlander
honig
barber
silber
everyone with at least three antenas on their car and 4 cell phones to get involved here all yatzmach perkunies are needed right away

please no regular people only noted askonim
have special parking permits etc

When Omar, AOC and the third drekk apologise maybe you will too, until then, 'ah nechtigen tog' !

32

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Anonymous Says:

Kalman:

I detest you and voted against you. I still do not consider you appropriate for political office. And I will not vote for you if you run for office again. But I am one of your constituents, and you do represent me on City Council. Do not apologize.

You were absolutely correct. Palestinians exist, because they appropriated that label for themselves. If you chose to call yourself superman or spiderman, I might laugh, but you may do so. But Palestine does not exist. The people who call themselves Palestinians exist, and want to confiscate Israel to claim it as theirs. They do not want a two state solution. Just ask them. They want all Jews murdered, whether in Israel or elsewhere. They want the land for themselves, denying all of factual history. They are only bloodthirsty savages, subhuman at that, and are incapable of managing a sovereign country altogether. Look at the shambles of Gaza. Look at the mess of the west bank, only a bit better than Gaza because of Israeli support. They are not tolerant of peace, and their presence in America is only to push their agenda for world takeover by Islam. That's what they preach in Arabic.

Don't apologize.

Woe! What hateful rhetoric in such volatile times. U defntly have no Jew in mind but ur selfish self as u so proudly admit it.
Dont detest a jew but call him out for his ignorance that could have terrible repercussions. We are not here to determine if the Muslims can or can’t have a government. We are here to peacefully demonstrate that a Jew does is not a racist as Kalman so badly demonstrated. How unfortunate are ur words. Detestable!

33

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

deBlassio should resign for doing the worst job as Mayor.

I agree. But that has nothing with Yegers despicable tweet.

34

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
JCSHOULSON Says:

He should resign when "Pencil Neck" Congressman Schiff resigns.
He should demand that DeBlasio show him a copy of the founding papers of this alleged country called Palestine.
He should demand to be shown some of their currency.
He should demand to see copies of their ancient laws.
He should demand to know who their founding fathers were. And on and on and on.
Fakes phonies and frauds.
This is the chance to bring this falsehood into the open.

He shld resign not because his words or true or not. That ul debate in ur Shul. He should apologize and resign cuz of the tremendous chilul Hashem he made with his rediculous tweet and a Yid shld not suffer from the repression of it. He is an egomaniac that serves his own intrests and doesn’t give a hoot about the well being of Jews.

35

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #20  
Anonymous Says:

he should just apologize the same way Omar yemach shemoh did, half hearted meaningless.... just tweet something like: "de blasio told me to apologize so here you go, i'm sorry, i said it"

So ur comparing Yeger to Omar? Nice! Is there a difference between a Jew and a Muslim? I guess by you there isnt.

36

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
Anonymous Says:

It sounds very cowardly yourself to not stick up for your principals bec some Muslim will kill you. Maybe we are in golus and need to be cowards that's a fair argument. But to call him a coward for standing up is just kind of an oxymoron

Yes were in Galus and need to be careful for OUR benefit. I know 2 oxymorons now. Feel good!

37

 Mar 29, 2019 at 06:28 PM Looney Liberals Says:

Let's condemn all forms of hate. That should solve all the issues, just ask Omar.

38

 Mar 30, 2019 at 09:18 PM Crazykanoiy Says:

The analogy to Omar is correct and just as we rightfully expect an apology from Omar we should expect no less from Yeger.

Brooklyn has a large Jewish and Muslim poulation that has gotten along peacefully with each other for decades. We should shun rabble rousing politicians who use twitter and the like to rile up passions and create tension for no constructive purpose. We dont need NY councilman mimicking the race baiting hate of our commander in chief. They were elected to do a job not ferment anger. They should stick to the work that they were elected to do.

39

 Mar 30, 2019 at 11:58 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #38  
Crazykanoiy Says:

The analogy to Omar is correct and just as we rightfully expect an apology from Omar we should expect no less from Yeger.

Brooklyn has a large Jewish and Muslim poulation that has gotten along peacefully with each other for decades. We should shun rabble rousing politicians who use twitter and the like to rile up passions and create tension for no constructive purpose. We dont need NY councilman mimicking the race baiting hate of our commander in chief. They were elected to do a job not ferment anger. They should stick to the work that they were elected to do.

Peacefully for decades???
Really? I guess " for a decade without the "s".

Aron halberstam killed by a Muslim
9/11 attackers lived in ny
Tne 93 wtc master mind and blind shikeh lived in Brooklyn

Very selective history buddy.

Ps not denying that it's best to lay low perhaps but let's not call Muslims innocent

40

 Mar 31, 2019 at 12:21 AM Chaim meilech Says:

DiBlasio the clown is such a bully. Arguably the worst mayor NYC has had since Dinkins. And this clown thinks he could run for higher office. Ha

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 Mar 31, 2019 at 10:34 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #32  
Anonymous Says:

Woe! What hateful rhetoric in such volatile times. U defntly have no Jew in mind but ur selfish self as u so proudly admit it.
Dont detest a jew but call him out for his ignorance that could have terrible repercussions. We are not here to determine if the Muslims can or can’t have a government. We are here to peacefully demonstrate that a Jew does is not a racist as Kalman so badly demonstrated. How unfortunate are ur words. Detestable!

What do you know about Yeger. I do, and it is incongruent with political office. Can you report on anything useful that was accomplished since he got into City Council? I would grant him several months time to get used to the new environment and to the political process. But he has been there quite some time. Any movement on any campaign promises?

Lastly, he did not say anything negative about "Palestinians". He noted that "Palestine" does not exist, and he is correct. It also can't exist, which you also know. His statement was not racist.

Oh, by the way, what was selfish about my comment?

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 Mar 31, 2019 at 06:05 PM tehillim_119_72 Says:

If yeger can vote against Ruben Diaz in the name of pc, why should we care what happens to him?

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