New York mayor says defending Israel is his job

Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio said defending Israel was ‘elemental to being an American.’

New York mayor says defending Israel is his job

World Bulletin / News Desk

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, expressed his commitment to defending Israel at an event hosted by US-based pro-Israeli lobby group AIPAC on Thursday.

According to Capital New York, Bill de Blasio said defending the Zionist state was part of his job description and ‘elemental to being an American.’

Describing the US as Israel’s greatest ally, Bill de Blasio went on to say that City Hall would always be open to AIPAC and that he would support their lobby in Washington.

Although the event was closed to the press, one Capital New York reporter managed to catch the statement before being thrown out by security.

AIPAC has been campaigning for Israel in Washington for years, and has been as of late particularly outspoken in regards to pressuring Congress to apply new sanctions on Iran in an attempt to sabotage the P5+1 peace deal that was reached between Iran and Western nations.

They also recently pushed a number of congressmen to write letters to the US treasury and foreign ministry to apply sanctions of Turkish state-owned bank Halkbank for supposedly breaching international sanctions on Iran.

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