(WNY News Now) – Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-North Shore) adamantly opposes a resolution by the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, labeling it a “blatantly anti-Israeli and anti-American polemic.” Lavine has actively discouraged fellow legislators from endorsing the contentious proposal by UAW Local 2325, conveying his stance through a comprehensive email to both legislative houses’ members.
GLEN COVE, N.Y. -The complete text of Lavine’s email follows:
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.
NY Chapter of National Association of Jewish Legislators President
Member NAJL National Board of Directors