Two nights ago at a Brooklyn restaurant I ran into my neighbor Mayor Bill de Blasio. As he was leaving his table with his wife, I caught his attention, and let him know he was in the presence of three of the many New Yorkers who stand in solidarity with Palestine. I told him that the Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism recently sent him a letter inviting him to visit Palestine and civil society groups there, and urged him to accept the invitation. He gave no response, shook my hand and left.
Bill de Blasio’s promise to defend Israel made to AIPAC behind closed doors is inflammatory and an affront to all people who defend human rights for the Palestinian people.
On the tenth year of Israeli Apartheid Week we will continue to send this message to Mayor de Blasio March 10th at 3pm at City Hall.
Stand together in NYC and let de Blasio know we will not be silent: