New York State Assemblymembers Denounce Antisemitic DSA Questionnaire

New York State Assemblymembers Denounce Antisemitic DSA Questionnaire

A group of members from the New York State Assembly issued a statement condemning language in a DSA (socialist) questionnaire for candidates seeking the organization's endorsement deemed to be antisemitic.

The NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is asking New York City Council candidates to pledge not to visit the State of Israel, either as a Council Member or in their personal capacity.

This blatantly antisemitic litmus test is abhorrent. Singling out the only Jewish state – a strong democracy in the region, where women's rights, freedom of speech, and religious freedom are protected -- is detestable.

New York is home to the world’s second largest Jewish community. Jewish culture and tradition are ingrained in the very fabric of the City’s diversity. The DSA’s position cannot be rationalized. It is offensive, antisemitic, and dangerous, particularly at a time when antisemitism is on the rise in the United States and in the New York area.

No political organization that embeds antisemitism into its platform should be welcome in the halls of our legislature.

The letter was organized by Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal who represents areas of Queens including Kew Gardens Hills.

Members of the State Assembly that signed on:

  • Daniel Rosenthal: District 27
  • Simcha Eichenstein: District 48
  • David Buchwald: District 93
  • Michael Cusick: District 63
  • Linda Rosenthal: District 67
  • Charles Lavine: District 13
  • Crystal Peoples-Stokes: District 141
  • Edward Braunstein: District 26
  • Stacey Pheffer Amato: District 23
  • Steven Cymbrowitz: District 45
  • Amy Paulin: District 88
  • Rebecca Seawright: District 76
  • Al Taylor: District 71
  • Jeffrey Dinowitz: District 81
  • Peter Abbate: District 49
  • David Weprin: District 24
  • Joe Lentol: District 50
  • Cathy Nolan: District 37
  • Judy Griffin: District 21
  • Pat Fahy: District 109
  • Deborah Glick: District 66
  • Nily Rozic: District 25
  • Andrew Hevesi: District 28
  • Inez Dickens: District 70
  • Steven Otis: District 91
  • Walter Mosley: District 57
  • Anthony D'Urso: District 16
  • Kenneth Zebrowski: District 96
  • Victor Pichardo: District 86
  • Steve Stern: District 10
  • Kevin Cahill: District 103
  • Vivian Cook: District 32
  • Pam Hunter: District 128
  • Sean Ryan: District 149
  • Aileen Gunther: District 100
  • Clyde Vanel: District 33
  • Tremaine Wright : District 56
  • John McDonald: District 108
  • José Rivera: District 78
  • Karen McMahon: District 146
  • Michaelle Solages: District 22
  • Richard Gottfried: District 75
  • Jamie Williams: District 59
  • Nader Sayegh: District 90
  • Taylor Darling: District 18
  • Michael Blake: District 79
  • Mathylde Frontus: District 46
  • Jonathan Jacobson: District 104
  • Thomas Abinanti: District 92
  • Robert Rodriguez: District 68

Photo of Daniel Rosenthal courtesy of Ben Kanter.

Be in the know

receive BoroPark24’s news & updates on whatsapp

 Start Now

Cuomo Ramps Up New York State DWI Police Enforcement
  • Aug 19 2020
  • |
  • 9:50 AM

Levaya of the Bucharester Rebbe Zt"l
  • Aug 18 2020
  • |
  • 5:57 PM