Tag: hamas

More than 1,000 protesters gather in western Queens calling for ceasefire in Gaza

Dec. 18, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann More than 1,000 pro-Palestinian supporters rallied in Queens on Saturday, calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The protest, dubbed Flood Queens for Gaza, kicked off in Astoria, with pitstops in Sunnyside and Long Island City, before making its way into Manhattan.   The crowd, chanting “From the River… Read more »

Op-ed | Hamas unleashes the forces of antisemitism here and around the world

War scene in Israel

Oct. 31, 2023 By Rabbi Marc Schneier

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. 

Op-Ed: Lies, lies and more lies


Oct. 27, 2023 By Rabbi Yossi Blesofsky It has been just over two weeks since the catastrophic and devastating attacks in Israel. These attacks have hit home up close  and personal. A teacher in our school received the terrible news that her precious 26-year-old daughter had been murdered in the desert at the Nova Music…
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Op-Ed | Standing with Israel: In solidarity and action 


Oct. 16, 2023 By Assemblymember Sam Berger My grandmother was a Holocaust survivor who, despite the horror she endured, felt it necessary to lie about her age and fight in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Today, as I think about my family in Israel amidst the heinous terrorist attacks by Hamas, my heart feels an overwhelming mix of anger, sorrow, and determination. A day like Simchat Torah, a celebration of our Torah and the cycle of its readings, turned into a day of mourning. The rockets didn’t just target a piece of land; they targeted the core of our spirit…
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