Assemblyman Dov Hikind
Assemblyman Dov Hikind and others held a rally Thursday morning, protesting Brooklyn College for welcoming a lecture at its student center next week by two people from a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel group.
Israel is at the center of a campus controversy at Brooklyn College. A group calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel has been invited to speak next month, and some think the college itself has gone too far.
There was backlash in Brooklyn on Friday over a confrontation caught on video. It shows a police officer repeatedly punching a man during an arrest. The Jewish community in Crown Heights wants the charges against the suspect dropped.
Is it the plain truth, or offensive rhetoric? The debate raged Wednesday about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s comments recorded during a campaign fundraiser.
The big worry is that the powerful Orthodox Jewish group administering the program will insist that a rabbi grant permission before authorities are notified of sex abuse or domestic violence accusations.
Controversy surrounds a popular art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring the paintings of Matisse, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and Renoir.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind said some high-level staff members claim despite recommendations from search committees, Provost William Tramontano prevented observant Jewish women from being hired.
Finding sexual abusers of children and prosecuting their cases is one of law enforcement’s top priorities. But in Brooklyn, District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office has come under fire what not vigorously pursuing cases in the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Sen. Jeff Klein are introducing legislation which would require sanitation agents to photograph and document the condition of a property at the time a ticket is issued.
“People were afraid to get out of cars, people were afraid to walk the street,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.
David Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.
“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and people are justifiably very concerned and upset,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
Chanukkah came a bit early this year for one Brooklyn family.
Now a group of women in one of the country’s largest Orthodox Jewish communities is proposing to join up with Hatzolah as emergency medical technicians to respond in cases of labor or gynecological emergencies.
At least three cars were torched and dozens of pieces of anti-Semitic graffiti were plastered along benches along Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J early Friday morning.
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