New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Israel

<P>I am the grandson of immigrants who fled Eastern and Western Europe because of anti-Semitism, with family that immigrated to Israel, was educated at Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School where I learned a strong Jewish identity, speak and understand Hebrew and have been to Israel many times.</P>
<P>I believe that our City, State and Country must stand as a strong partner with the State of Israel, a close ally since its foundation. Israel is the only Democratic and stable country in a historically unstable region of the world where, like it or not, the United States has a dependency for fuel.</P>
<P>I stand with Israel and believe we can support democracy, freedom and peace through our efforts locally including in the City Council.</P>
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The Yeshiva World News NYC Comptroller, JCRC, Community Leaders & Elected Officials Stand in Solidarity With Kidnapped Israeli Teens by The Yeshiva World News

NYC Comptroller, JCRC, Community Leaders & Elected Officials Stand in Solidarity With Kidnapped Israeli Teens

“We in New York City stand in solidarity with the people of Israel and the world in demanding the safe return of Eyal Yifrcah, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Fraenkel. Our global community can and must be a safe one for girls and boys from every corner of the planet, including right here in New York City. Bring back our girls and our boys,” said Council Member Ben Kallos, Vice Chair of the City Council Jewish Caucus.