Grace Meng has discovered her inner Israel hawk.
Queens Rep. Gary Ackerman isn’t running for reelection, and the Queens Tribune seemed to be the only media outlet that knew why. Turns out it was a very early April Fools Day prank.
The race to replace New York Rep. Gary Ackerman could play out as a contest between Jewish and Asian constituencies in a newly shaped Queens district.
Powerful Rep. Gary Ackerman could be in trouble in New York’s once-a-decade redistricting drama. If his seat is eliminated, he might have to run against Republican Bob Turner.
While just what U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman said is in dispute, his comments about Muslim anti-Semitism have gone beyond serving as Republican ammunition against the Obama administration and spilled over to now include Democrats and Jewish organizations.
We know about the falling out between the dovish J Street lobby and prized endorsee Rep. Gary Ackerman. Now, after both sides articulated their positions at length (to recap: Ackerman basically said J Street lost its brains, and J Street responded that Ackerman didn’t understand its positions) — it is time to calm down.
J Street has lost one of its key supporters in Congress, as New York Democrat Gary Ackerman announced he is disassociating himself from the group because of their stance on condemning Israel’s settlement activity in the UN General Assembly.
The Obama administration’s announcement that attempts to extend the Israeli settlement freeze was met with an outburst of joy among Israel’s pro-settler politicians and also from an unlikely source — Democratic congressman Gary Ackerman, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia.
With one of the most Jewish congressional districts in the country and the title of chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman, representing parts of Queens and Long Island, has a lot to say about Israel and the Middle East peace process.