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Councilmember Kalman Yeger tweeted on Wednesday "Palestine does not exist," leading to backlash from activists. Photo via NYC City Council Flickr/John McCarten

Yeger may lose committee seat over “dehumanizing” Palestine tweets

March 28 | Noah Goldberg

The City Council will consider removing Brooklyn Councilmember Kalman Yeger from his seat on the Committee on Immigration after his Wednesday Twitter declaration that “Palestine does not exist.” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Thursday that he was “uncomfortable” with Yeger being on the committee and called Yeger’s comments “dehumanizing” toward Palestinians. “I do see […]

Councilmember Kalman Yeger tweeted on Wednesday "Palestine does not exist," leading to backlash from activists. Photo via NYC City Council Flickr/John McCarten

CM Kalman Yeger under fire for tweeting ‘Palestine does not exist’

March 27 | Noah Goldberg

A Brooklyn councilmember is under heavy Twitter fire after tweeting at a Muslim journalist that “Palestine does not exist.” The comments were part of a heated Twitter thread between Democratic Councilmember Kalman Yeger, who represents a swath of South Brooklyn, and Zainab Iqbal, a reporter for Bklyner. Now, activists and advocates are calling for the […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the vegetarian program would expand citywide in September. Eagle photo by Paul Stremple

Mayor’s ‘Meatless Mondays’ to hit public schools citywide

March 11 | Paul Stremple, Special to the Brooklyn Eagle

“Meatless Mondays” will come to cafeterias citywide this year after a successful pilot program in Brooklyn, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 11. After joining students from PS 130 at the lunch table for grilled cheese and barbecue baked beans, de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that all 1,800 New York […]

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