Brooklyn lawmaker says ‘Palestine does not exist’, sparks backlash on Twitter

(QNN) – A Brooklyn lawmaker sparked a social media backlash Wednesday by a quote tweet denying the existence of Palestine and accusing congresswoman Ilhan Omar of being an anti-Semite.

Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents Midwood and other neighborhoods with large Jewish populations, started the thread after quoting a tweet for Omar where she denounced comments and criticism against her by the Israeli PM Netanyahu at the AIPAC conference, and accusing her of anti-Semitism

Yeger’s tweet that denied the existence of Palestine was a direct response to a post by Zainab Iqbal, a writer for the blog Bklyner, who had posted a story she wrote in March 2018 citing Yeger’s previous anti-Palestine remarks.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson responded to the social media storm Wednesday with a tweet denouncing Yeger’s comments, calling them “unhelpful and unwelcome.”

“Comments like these do not do anything to advance the dialogue needed to foster a peaceful solution which is something we should all be working toward,” Johnson said in a screen-captured message.

Palestinian-American poet and writer Remi Kanazi described Yeger’s comments as “racism” and called for a wide condemnation for such hate speech.

4 thoughts on “Brooklyn lawmaker says ‘Palestine does not exist’, sparks backlash on Twitter

  1. Hitler didn’t murder the Jews – The Zionists who Financed him did. If it wasn’t for Hitler, Israel wouldn’t even exist. The Jews of Europe were fiercely nationalistic – They loved their countries – They ddidn’t want to hear any Zionist BS about leaving everything they knew and loved, and going to live in the frigging desert – The only way the Zionists could get europe’s Jews to occupy Palestine was to have Hit;er run them out. The Zionists were making that Bogus “Six Million” claim, long before anybody ever even Heard of Adolf Hitler. Zionism is EVERYBODY’S Enemy.

  2. God bless us everyone! Can’t we ever learn that EVERYONE has a right to exist? If you don’t want to be Jewish, Christian, Muslim… whatever… don’t be! It’s as simple as that. We get to CHOOSE who we are… or want to be.

    I am SO TIRED of “hereditary wars” when it is ridiculous in this day and age. Just stop it. Learn to live with each other’s eccentricity or ethnicity— and, get over yourselves! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

    Understand? Understood!

  3. God bless us everyone! Can’t we ever learn that EVERYONE has a right to exist? If you don’t want to be Jewish, Christian, Muslim… whatever… don’t be! It’s as simple as that. We get to CHOOSE who we are… or want to be.

    I am SO TIRED of “hereditary wars” when it is ridiculous in this day and age. Just stop it. Learn to live with each other’s eccentricity or ethnicity— and, get over yourselves! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

    Understand? Understood!

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