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New York City - Manhattan Borough President: Ahmadinejad Visits To NY Should Have Drawn Stronger Protests

Published on: January 1, 2010 09:21 AM
By: VIN News Staff
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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.


Read the full interview at Five Towns Jewish Times 

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 Jan 01, 2010 at 09:41 AM Anonymous Says:

He is absuletly right..there was no strong protest and the real reason is because our jewish leaders are bankrupt,, we need a Rabbi kahane in our jewish world to stand up and move people.


 Jan 01, 2010 at 10:04 AM Why does Columbia give him a podium Says:

I wonder how much he donated to Columbia. Bottom line: America is for sale. Any university will allow anyone to speak for the right price. If you want to beat terrorism don't kill them, take away their money. You can't cause damage if you have no money for weapons!


 Jan 01, 2010 at 10:35 AM Anonymous Says:

Bravo! I like this guy!


 Jan 01, 2010 at 12:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Yes, but why didn't he do it back then?


 Jan 01, 2010 at 12:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Its the Democrats who undercut protests against Achmijayoohoo of Iran - first to protect Clinton who was running for prez and hurt Palin and second to protect their tower of liberalism Columbia University - where anti Jew and anti Israel speech is rampant


 Jan 02, 2010 at 06:12 PM williamsburger Says:

This guy got my vote. Now I need 2 see him really speak up at the next un assembly


 Jan 03, 2010 at 12:40 AM Berel Says:

I like him. Why did he decide not to run for the senate?


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