Several people consider the New York Health Department’s recent advertising campaign, which targets Jews in the Five Towns, discriminatory.
A vehicle with a vast banner sitting in the parking lot of Gourmet Glatt earlier this week urged Orthodox Jews to get immunized before visiting Israel.
“Polio is spreading in Israel,” stated the notice. Do so right now.
According to the health authorities, the billboard was put up after four new instances of polio were discovered in Israel, including one that left a youngster crippled.
Republican assemblyman Ari Brown referred to the rhetoric as “subtle prejudice.”
“I will combat antisemitism, and I won’t remain silent, whether it comes from a public servant, the media, an academic institution, or anyone else. He addressed a letter to the associate health commissioner Sam Miller and requested a prompt reply.
Miller apologized sincerely in his reply.
Brown told a news organization, “He couldn’t have been sweeter and more repentant.” He was aware that something was off. He had kindness. He immediately pulled it back.
His earnestness could be detected in his speech, the assemblyman continued. He acted like a gentleman.
He noted that a similar problem arose when Covid was quietly attributed to the Jewish community.
“With COVID, Governor Cuomo took the same action. When you looked at the red zones, he solely created them around Jewish neighborhoods, the man claimed. “Thus, there is an additional raised sensitivity here.”