Tag: israel

Food or politics? Palestinian and Israeli restaurants in Queens choose both 

Palestinian

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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More than 1,000 protesters gather in western Queens calling for ceasefire in Gaza

Dec. 18, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann More than 1,000 pro-Palestinian supporters rallied in Queens on Saturday, calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The protest, dubbed Flood Queens for Gaza, kicked off in Astoria, with pitstops in Sunnyside and Long Island City, before making its way into Manhattan.   The crowd, chanting “From the River… Read more »

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 »