QUEENS (VINnews) — Following a Town Hall meeting in Queens Tuesday, discussing the antisemitic “Not on Our Dime Act” being sponsored in the NY state legislature, Hamodia reporter Reuvain Borchardt attempted to ask NY State Senator Kristen Gonzalez some basic about the bill, which she is cosponsoring.
“Which parts of Israel do you consider to be unoccupied?” he asked
Gonzalez first stammered and then said she would prefer to remain “off the record”. Borchardt replied, “You already said that I could ask you a question. Did you only decide to go off the record after you heard my question?”
Gonzalez dodged the question and muttered a pretty incoherent response, while she was busy scurrying away from Borchardt, refusing to stop or even turn to face him.
She made zero effort to defend her position, and in fact, did not seem to have an understanding of the bill that she herself is sponsoring.
The antisemitic “Not on Our dime” bill claims 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