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Queens electeds offer contrasting viewpoints on pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia

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Apr. 25, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan As Pro-Palestinian encampments emerged at over a dozen college campuses across the country following in the footsteps of Columbia University, local elected officials pushed out statements in response. The “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” built on the campus’s south lawn, drew strong voices of support, as well as objection, from Queens…
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Food or politics? Palestinian and Israeli restaurants in Queens choose both 

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Dec. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan You can’t go inside King of Falafel and Shawarma on Broadway in Astoria without first stepping on the face of Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel.  Floor stickers with headshots of highly criticized world leaders who some have accused of crimes against humanity greet customers at the front…
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Queens’ Jewish community hurts for loved ones in Israel 

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Oct. 10, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan New York City is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, with a population of 1.6 million totaling greater than the Jewish population in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem combined. Each borough has its enclaves where that concentration is felt and seen. While Brooklyn is known…
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Queens community stands united in support of Israel at Kew Gardens vigil

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Oct. 9, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan More than 100 people gathered outside of the Queens Public Library in Kew Gardens Hills to show their support and stand in solidarity with Israel while mourning the lives lost as a result of Hamas’ surprise attack this past weekend.  Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, who gathered numerous politicians…
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Queens lawmakers push controversial bill banning NY charities from supporting Israeli organizations in West Bank settlements

Aug. 30, 2023 By Michael Dorgan and Paul Frangipane Assembly member Zohran Mamdani and state Senator Kristen Gonzalez hosted a town hall in Long Island City on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to discuss their legislation that aims to prohibit New York registered charities from funding Israeli organizations operating in the West Bank. The event took place… Read more »