Tag: Israel

Congresswoman Meng faces backlash over Gaza ceasefire stance during heated Zoom meeting


Jan. 18, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan After persistent efforts spanning several months, constituents of Rep. Grace Meng successfully arranged a virtual meeting with her to address their concerns on the Israel-Hamas conflict and discuss her stance on the Gaza ceasefire issue. Close to a hundred people attended a Zoom meeting on Jan. 12 to convince…
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26 Pro-Palestine protesters arrested for blocking traffic at JFK 


Dec. 29, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Dozens of protestors in solidarity with Palestine briefly blocked traffic at JFK Airport on Wednesday, amid one of the busiest travel periods of the year.  Video footage of the incident shared on social media shows travelers leaving cars with their luggage in tow to walk around the blockage on the Van Wyck Expressway, leading to Terminal 4.  The Port Authority Police Department was first notified of the disruption at approximately 11:30 a.m. The protesters formed a human chain that blocked three lanes of traffic heading towards the airport. Traffic heading out of the airport was…
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Food or politics? Palestinian and Israeli restaurants in Queens choose both 


Dec. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan You can’t go inside King of Falafel and Shawarma on Broadway in Astoria without first stepping on the face of Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel.  Floor stickers with headshots of highly criticized world leaders who some have accused of crimes against humanity greet customers at the front…
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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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