Lavine Rejects Anti-American and Anti-Israeli Resolution

Glen Cove, New York – Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-North Shore) is rejecting a request to support a resolution of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys that is a “blatantly anti-Israeli and anti-American polemic.” Lavine sent an email to all members of both houses of the legislature urging them not to back the proposed UAW Local 2325 resolution.

The complete text of Lavine’s email follows:

Dear Colleagues,

Please be aware that a UAW Local resolution that UAW Rep Aaron Eisenberg is asking us to support is a blatantly anti-Israeli and anti-American polemic. There are obvious reasons for Eisenberg’s refusal to provide us with the resolution as per my request. Attached you will find the resolution which contains all the usual and by now trite buzzwords such as “apartheid, ethnic cleansing, colonial occupation and genocide.” It is entirely dismissive of the primitive atrocities of October 7 and never once references nor calls for the immediate release of the kidnapped Israelis. It accuses our United States of escalating violence and voices support for the “Palestine liberation struggle.” I for one saw more than enough of the true nature of that “liberation struggle” on October 7. As an American, I am appalled at the deceptive strategy employed to secure our signatures and I will not support the resolution.

Charles Lavine
NY Chapter of National Association of Jewish Legislators President
Member NAJL National Board of Directors

Please click here to view the proposed resolution in its original form.