De Blasio Demands Apology From Yeger Over ‘There Is No Palestine’ Statement

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Jewish New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger became the subject of controversy last week when he denied the existence of Palestine and called congresswoman Ilhan Omar an antisemite. Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour then attacked Yeger by calling his statement “this kind of hate” and “bigoted.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joined in the fray on Friday by giving Yeger an ultimatum to apologize or be removed from the City Council committee on immigrant issues.

“If you’re asking my personal opinion, yeah, I think someone who has the ability to say that about Palestinian people by definition should not be on the Immigration Committee,” the mayor said on WNYC radio, according to the New York Post.

“Now, if he comes out and he apologizes, and says, ‘Look, I was wrong and I realize what I did was hurtful and I’ve got to change,’ different discussion. But if he’s not going to apologize, he shouldn’t be on that committee,” de Blasio said.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

19 COMMENTS

  1. Hey mr blasiowwhen are u going to apologize for everything you have did me wrong when is oac going to apologize when is Omar going to apologize

  2. Who is DeBlasio to demand Mr. Yeger’s ousting?! The City Council is independent of the Mayors office. So is the NYS Assembly to the Governor. DeBlasio is wrong wrong wrong and possibly bordering on illegal action. Let the Mayor worry about plastic bags and styrofoam cups. Freedom of speech goes both ways.
    Btw, the House democrats never removed Ms. Omar from her committee despite her hurtful anti semitic comments.

  3. Hey DeBallsio!
    There is no such thing as Palestine or palestinians. Open up a (real) history book and learn something before you go flapping your lips, you moron. Why don’t you use your real name: Warren Wilhelm, Jr. so the voters can look you up on Google and trace your nazi roots.

  4. Yidden keep voting for this idiot deblasio
    I’m glad I don’t live in NY

    I was in NY recently
    25 mph on the streets & 45 mph on the highway to enable money robbing for “speeding”
    Traffic is crazy!!!
    I wonder why?

  5. This is now the U.A.E. Has freedom of speech been redacted? He has every right to say what he said and he better not back down. While arguably it may have been ill advised, by law he has every right to say it! In fact it is the truth! Just because Warren Wilhelm, jr. doesn’t like it doesn’t make it wrong to say!

  6. Apologize for telling the truth? That is lying! I guess that’s what DeBlasio is used to – lying.
    NO. Yeger said the truth about Palestine and said nothing derogatory about the people that call themselves Palestinians
    No apologies!!
    If DeBlasio doesn’t like it – let him get out of NY (halevai).

  7. He better not apologize. To a bully, you need to stand up to them, like a bully. That’s the only thing they understand!

  8. HAVE AOC APOLIGIZE FOR:
    (Gateway Pundit) – Socialist freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sees a conspiracy between Fox News, Republicans, the Mercers, dark money–and fellow Democrats–as the driving force behind her crushing unpopularity.
    A new Quinnipiac poll published Thursday found her with just a 23 percent approval rating overall and underwater across all demographics except Democrats. But even then she does not have the approval of a majority of Democrats.
    Ocasio-Cortez became a media darling last year when the then 28-year-old bartender defeated incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley in a stunning primary victory.
    Since taking office in January Ocasio-Cortez has stumbled with the roll out of her Green New Deal and made several comments that revealed a brainwashed leftist who speaks like a teenager.

  9. Mordechai wouldn’t bow down,neither should Yeger apologize. We all know who got hung in the end, don’t we?

  10. Since Councilman Yeger’s apology doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, in the interests of promoting a peaceful resolution, allow me to apologize in his stead.

    Ready? Here goes:

    I’m very sorry that the state of Palestine doesn’t exist.

    I’m very sorry that the Palestinian people turned down multiple opportunities to bring about its existence, choosing instead to wage a war of terror against all Jews.

    I’m very sorry that the Palestinian people are offended by the fact that Palestine doesn’t exist.

    While we’re at it, I’m very sorry that the Sun is too hot, water is too wet, the wind is too windy, and the sky is too blue. And here is one extra “I’m very sorry” for our buffoon of a mayor to tuck into his back pocket to pull out and use as he sees fit.

  11. We should flood Yeger’s office with demands that he NOT apologize. I don’t live in NY but this is a free speech issue. If he apologizes we are all in trouble. Nancy Pelosi couldn’t get Ilhan Omar to apologize for real slurs, no way should Yeger apologize for telling the truth.

  12. DEBLASIO WHO HAS A DEFICIET THE T MAYOR OF NYC . TODAYS NEWS NYC IS GOING BANKRUPT UNDER THIS IDIOT OF SO CALLED MAYOR!

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