NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein released a powerful video on Sunday, highlighting the position the New York jewish community finds itself in at the moment.
Eichenstein says he spent the last week attempting to work in good faith with the Governor’s senior officials to create a path forward for the community in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
But rather than finding success in his efforts, Eichenstein says he has found that the Governor only stepped up his rhetoric and tactics against the orthodox jewish community.
In addition, Eichenstein says, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are engaged in a long standing petty ego war, which continues to hinder efforts to help the city’s progress.
But even worse, Governor Cuomo has now used his national platform to spew his hate-driven messaging, going as far as to call Coronavirus an “orthodox jewish issue,” accusing the jewish community of not being willing to follow the rules, and entertaining anti-Semitic tropes such as calling the jewish community a “politically powerful community.”
With such incendiary language, says Eichenstein, Cuomo is “shamelessly stoking the embers of anti-semitism.”
Watch the video below for Eichenstein’s full message.