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The driving force of this grouping is Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander. The Jewish Press strongly opposed Mr. Lander when he first ran for the Council in 2009. We noted his public identification with the Palestinian cause and his dismissal of bris milah as an anachronistic and divisive act of child abuse. He has since become a regular contributor to The Nation magazine, one of the most virulently anti-Israel publications around. In our view, not only were the two anti-NYPD measures developed by Mr. Lander’s caucus, they would not have been passed without its support.
Mr. Lander was supported by some Orthodox public figures who told our community that he had turned over a new leaf. Since that is plainly not the case, we hope those supporters will now use any remaining influence they have with him to put him on the right path.
Kudos to Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. for refusing to report the measures out of his committee. Sadly, a discharge motion by the pro-legislation juggernaut in order to bypass his committee succeeded.
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US Jews prefer to be like their non-Jewish liberal friends complaining about “settlements” and Bibi
New Israel Fund & its supporters must be countered; Israel’s in the midst of an unprecedented storm
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Beyond the particulars of this tragic death, however, we should all be concerned about the possibility that a criminal prosecution in a major American city is being driven by fear of mobs in the street.
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