Dec. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry Hours before Israel resumed retaliatory strikes against Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a seven-day cease fire came to an end on Dec. 1, Assemblymember David Weprin urged Department of Education Chancellor David Banks to implement a comprehensive plan of action to address the “appalling student behavior” after hundreds… Read More
Nov. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry A Nov. 30 rally against antisemitism and support of pro-Israel teachers at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica was called off Wednesday at the request of the 9th grade teacher at the school who was targeted by hundreds of students who rampaged through the hallways to protest her support of… Read More
I just returned from the Republic of Kazakhstan — a most prominent Muslim-majority country in Central Asia, a paradigm of interreligious cooperation, a nation that is supportive of both the State of Israel and the plight of the Palestinian people.
Jul. 25, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed With antisemitic incidents on the rise in New York and across the globe, Congresswoman Grace Meng brought the state Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, to Queens on July 24 to address the increased attacks on the Jewish community. Lipstadt, who is based at… Read More
Feb. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry A former 5Pointz graffiti artist from Long Island City has become an unlikely hero in fighting the recent surge of antisemitism in New York City and around the world. Fernando ”SKI” Romero, a Dominican-American artist born and raised in Astoria recently unveiled his latest mural on the outer wall… Read more »