Yochonon Donn Slams Hochul ‘Weak Response’ Attack on Jews, Disagrees with Agudah’s Rabbi Silber

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(VINnews) — Ami and Yated reporter Yochonon Donn slammed Governor Hochul over her weak response to Wednesday’s horrific antisemitic car-ramming attempt in Brooklyn.

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Donn also sharply disagreed with Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Director of New York Government Relations at Agudath Israel of America, who praised Hochul on Twitter.

Hochul tweeted about the incident, posting: “The New York State Police are closely coordinating with the NYPD on the investigation of this incident. We are thankful that this individual is in police custody. Hate crimes have no place in New York and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

Donn replied: “Not a word on the fact that this was a Muslim trying to kill Jews or that antisemitism is at record levels. Gov. Hochul has a thing when it comes to Jews.”

He then linked to another Hochul tweet about Islamophobia which was apparently more tough and forceful.

Rabbi Silber praised Hochul, saying: “Thank you @GovKathyHochul for your clear and forceful stance over this horrendous incident”

In response to that tweet, Donn wrote: “Clear and forceful? This is an opaque and weak response, made all the more weaker by her clear and forceful condemnations of “Islamophobia.” This is sad.”

Video footage of the horrific attack posted by Flatbush Shomrim shows the crazed driver literally revving his engine, jumping the curb intentionally, and plowing directly toward terrified Orthodox Jews, who began running for their lives, outside a Yeshiva in Canarsie, at around 11:30 on Wednesday.

The driver was making a turn in front of Mesivta Nachlas Yakov when he suddenly veered toward students. He then drove around the block and back toward the yeshiva – targeting a Rebbi and two more students.

“I’m gonna kill all the Jews,” the driver allegedly screamed.

The Jews were able to run into the building before being hit, the clip shows.


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Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
19 days ago

Elected democrats never want to anger the hamas Democrats they need them to vote for them. They will of course pay lip service to condemning anti semitism, but they will save their biggest condemnations for non existant Islamophobia. Hochul attacks Trump supporters more than she does Jew haters. Democrats are the party of Jew hating Hamas supporters.

shammai
shammai
19 days ago

sad to say – the Rabbi is absolutely correct