After the antisemitic “Not on Our Dime Act” town hall meeting in Queens on Tuesday, Hamodia reporter Reuvain Borchardt sought to ask co-sponsoring NY State Senator Kristen Gonzalez some simple questions about the legislation.
What regions of Israel do you view as being unoccupied? He inquired, and Gonzalez began to stutter before stating that she wanted to remain “off the record”. You have said that I could ask you a question, Borchardt retorted.
Did my inquiry prompt you to decide to speak off the record? ”
Gonzalez sidestepped the query and mumbled something that was very incomprehensible in response as she scurried away from Borchardt and refused to even look at him. She made no attempt to argue her case and even appeared to lack knowledge of the legislation she is the sponsor of.
According to the anti-Semitic “Not on Our Dime” bill, it “would prevent NY-registered charities from funding illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine.”
This is what polite racism and antisemitism look like.@SenGonzalezNY turning her back to @HamodiaUS reporter, not even willing to say what parts of Israel she does not consider "occupied". https://t.co/d4Cb2rN4fS
— Rabbi E. Poupko. #FreeEvanGershkovich (@RabbiPoupko) August 31, 2023