New York City’s so-called ‘tolerant’ progressive Jews are surpassed only by Muslims in their hatred for Israel

ilflag1vi-viOn Wednesday, Feb. 5, ads will appear in numerous New York City area Jewish media, castigating a list of 58 angry far left New York Jews. Why? Because those angry Jews publicly slammed and chastised newly-elected NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for daring to appear at a pro-Israel event, declaring his support for the sponsoring organization and for Israel.


Mayor Bill DeBlasio delivered an impassioned pro-Israel speech at a closed event hosted by the pro-Israel lobby group – AIPAC – in Manhattan on Jan. 3rd, Capital New York reports.

“There is a philosophical grounding to my belief in Israel and it is my belief, it is our obligation, to defend Israel, but it is also something that is elemental to being an American because there is no greater ally on earth, and that’s something we can say proudly,” Mayor de Blasio told a attendees. “Part of my job description is to be a defender of Israel,” the mayor continued. “As mayor, I’m committed not just maintaining an alliance but strengthening the alliance between Israel and New York and the United States.” 

jewsih-press-forum-070-300x225Jewish Press  By Lori Lowenthal Marcus – The pushback is coming from a small, quickly mobilized group of business and other professional New York residents who want it known that “AIPAC, like the JCRCs and the Federations are the backbone of the American Jewish community and they represent mainstream American Jewry. Mainstream Jewry expects and appreciates support for Israel from its elected officials.”

What is going on? In an unscheduled appearance at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee to which the media were most decidedly not invited, Mayor de Blasio gave a fairly run-of-the-mill pro-Israel speech. No biggie pretty much anywhere in North America, and certainly not in New York City.

As Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, one of the New Yorkers who took out the ad told The Jewish Press, the mayor gave a solid, pro-Israel speech. But “these myopic, progressive New York Jews are so foolish, they don’t care that AIPAC supports whatever government is democratically elected. These people have to put their own selfish, progressive interests ahead of everything.

Among these 58 angry Jews was the virulently anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace
Among these 58 angry Jews was the virulently anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace

“When you start attacking the mainstays of the Jewish community, when AIPAC is unacceptable, that reveals a pathological selfishness,” Wiesenfeld growled. For some reason, a gaggle of the so-called  “tolerant” progressive New York Jewish crowd, responded – shall we say, intolerantly – to what they saw as a possible betrayal of their progressive values by the most “progressive” of White politicians to make it to the top rung of city politics.

The public dressing-down of de Blasio came in the form of a letter which went viral, and ended up on the pages of the progressives’ darling far left Israeli newspaper, Haaretz. The angry epistle took de Blasio to task for foolishly telling a mid-town AIPAC crowd that New York City Hall’s doors will remain open to them.  

But this group of angry leftist New York Jews had some news for Mayor de Blasio. They told him that AIPAC does not speak for them. They told him that his job is not to do AIPAC’s bidding or be at its call. “AIPAC speaks for Israel’s hard-line government and its right-wing supporters, and for them alone; it does not speak for us,” they explained.

To say it more plainly, the Angry 58s reject Israel’s democratic process and shun the most centrist pro-Israel organization there is. They reject their mayor’s recognition and support for that democratic process and publicly humiliate him for daring to say so. 

I just bet these angry NYC Jews cringed at the site of DeBlasio at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
I just bet these angry NYC Jews cringed at the sight of DeBlasio at the Western Wall in Jerusalem