Sheldon Silver

Press Coverage



At a pro-Israel rally on the steps of City Hall on Monday, dozens of elected officials asserted Israel's right to self-defense, over the sustained chants of roughly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters.

The two groups competed to be heard at the event, as the protesters shouted from outside the gates at both the east and west entrances to City Hall, often overpowering the voices of the officials who were speaking on the steps.


In December 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) voted to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. This decision is perhaps the largest victory of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States, and it has provoked a major backlash by university officials and politicians.