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New York - de Blasio Says Anti-Semitism Threat Comes From Right Wing

Published on: June 5, 2019 06:28 PM
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill hold a media availability on crime statistics at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill hold a media availability on crime statistics at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democratic presidential candidate, said he sees threats of anti-Semitism as coming from the right wing.

At a news conference Tuesday in Brooklyn about the rise of hate crimes in the city, de Blasio was asked about a supposed rise in anti-Semitism on the left.

“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” responded the mayor, who announced his 2020 White House run last month.

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At the news conference, the New York Police Department said that hate crimes have risen this year despite a decrease in overall crime. Sixty percent of the hate crimes counted were committed against Jews, in particular those living in predominantly Orthodox areas, Bklyner reported.

De Blasio’s comments drew criticism, including from City Councilman Chaim Deutsch.

“I have not seen any white supremacists coming in here committing these hate crimes,” the Jewish Democrat said, according to the New York Post.



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 Jun 05, 2019 at 06:47 PM eli845 Says:

I didn't know those black and Latino guys that keep assulting Jewish people are right wing. So Mr mayor will you call them out?

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 07:20 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

who is that agudachsirmsn duo marched with de blasio at the parade foes he agree with him?

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 07:39 PM Normandavid1 Says:

Who Louis Farrakhan? Al Sharpton?

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 08:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Typical Democrat. Becoming more like Muslims every day, for whom honesty and truth are not even on the radar of moral value. Personally, I am at peace with anyone's anti-Semitic feelings. In fact, I really do not care for their thoughts or feelings at all. These are not legislated, and should not be. Once this becomes something else, like violence or discrimination, we have moved into the legal realm. And our mayor has done absolutely nothing besides make a few public appearances and talk to cameras. I wish him speedy retirement from politics so that he can take his lying face elsewhere where it won't harm New Yorkers or Jews anywhere else.

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 08:14 PM Anonymous Says:

MAGA = Antisemmiitism. Good Old Days? Jews are not allowed? MAGA Bomber? Pitssburgh?

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 08:18 PM lipa21 Says:

Mr Blah - Anti-Semitism comes from all the Socialists, DemocRATS and Liberals and those running on the Democratic party

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 09:00 PM Haimov Says:

He is a Super Liar as our President!!!!

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 10:07 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Seems an effort to claim that his team is not guilty. Just like anti-scientific mumbo-jumbo, antisemitism comes from both sides.

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 Jun 05, 2019 at 11:22 PM RobertS Says:

I guess all the antisemitic attacks and Shul breaking and vandalism in nyc are by Republican right wingers who are black and Hispanic and Arab? The mayor makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 06:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Normandavid1 Says:

Who Louis Farrakhan? Al Sharpton?

LEFTIST???????

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 06:30 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
PaulinSaudi Says:

Seems an effort to claim that his team is not guilty. Just like anti-scientific mumbo-jumbo, antisemitism comes from both sides.

True

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 06:42 AM dooalldel Says:

Dumbest Mayor NYC ever had , a real IDIOT

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 12:40 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
PaulinSaudi Says:

Seems an effort to claim that his team is not guilty. Just like anti-scientific mumbo-jumbo, antisemitism comes from both sides.

Really what anti science comes from the Republican side?

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 09:39 AM Anonymous Says:

the 3 amigas in the house of representatives (AOC and her 2 muslims buddies) are from the right? hey mayor, you want to get elected? not with that lying nonsense you speak of !

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 10:13 AM Enough Already Says:

Warren Wilhelm aka Bill DeBlasio is a low life pandering to the worst of the radical left. He hasn’t come to Boro Park, Crown Heights or WB, but in a typical leftist diversionary fashion puts the blame where it is not. That tactic is getting old and tired and is a true reflection of his own racist agendas. I guess crimes against Jews are only good for him to use for his own gain, but does not condemn those communities near and dear to him for their own antisemitism.
He is pure scum and not worthy of anyone’s vote for any public office.

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 12:25 PM Olam-Chesed Says:

It was a silly thing for DeBlasio to say, but when did we frumme become so defensive of white supremacists.
In addition, how silly to complain about Ilhan Omar anti Semitic statements while the comments here and on many articles on a similar topic are loaded with racism and comments against various ethnic groups. Is racism a Torah objective? Of course not!

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 Jun 06, 2019 at 02:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Olam-Chesed Says:

It was a silly thing for DeBlasio to say, but when did we frumme become so defensive of white supremacists.
In addition, how silly to complain about Ilhan Omar anti Semitic statements while the comments here and on many articles on a similar topic are loaded with racism and comments against various ethnic groups. Is racism a Torah objective? Of course not!

What racism? Stop fabricating accusations. I detest Islam, but that is not racist. Are you in love with the FBI's most wanted? How about serial murderers or molesters? Invite them to your home?

My problem with Muslims is that they have made a tenet of their "religion" to kill Jews, conduct terror, and take what is ours. The ones not actively involved in these activities support it, and celebrate the injury and death of every terror victim. I hate terror and terrorists. Is that racism? Come on, just a little saichel.

Now when politicians, who are figures of authority, make public statements like Omar and Tlaib did, these are frank incitements. That is not like my opinions that are protected by the First Amendment. These people are obligated to keep their feelings to themselves. Anyone who incites terror should meet the same demise as the supporters and the terrorists themselves. Is that racism? It shouldn't hurt you to think rationally.

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