Folks should consider sending him a letter. Not sure if this is best, but I used http://www.nyc.gov/html/static/pages/officeofthemayor/contact.shtml
to send this:
Regarding your appearance before the most important organization in the governance of New York City, AIPAC: I applaud your commitment to open discourse. Will it include discourse about the illegal settlements, the theft of land, the strategic seizure of aquifers, the bombardment, the uprooting of 2,000 year-old olive trees – but I digress.
We should all be proud of those who resist terrorism, including Palestinians who resist Israeli state terrorism – I digress again. Israel is indeed moving forward – into Palestinian territory, what little is left. You should know: you have been three times to Israel. But wait, not to Palestine, with Palestinian hosts to show you their resistance to terrorism. Are you waiting for an invitation? I can arrange it.
I know, I know, Saudi airliners don’t permit Israelis to fly with them. But then, Israel doesn’t permit Palestinians to fly at all, to enter Israel, to travel to university, etc. etc.
It’s true, as you say, the ties between the US and Israel couldn’t be deeper. They also couldn’t be lower, more mean, more violent, more immoral, more illegal. Yes, the Technion project in New York is transcendent: it transcends human rights.
Yes , you will answer the call from AIPAC anytime, because “that’s my job.” I wonder how your Arab constituents – also New Yorkers, last I checked – feel about that. Or for that matter the growing number of Jews like myself who are angry that politicians presume we support Israel’s brutal ethnic cleansing.
Mr. Mayor, if you must genuflect to AIPAC to get money and votes, please make sure it is not recorded next time so we can all save on cleaning bills from cleaning vomit off of our carpets after.
With the greatest respect for human rights,