Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered a speech to the American Jewish Committee Board of Governors meeting on Sunday, where she denounced rising antisemitism around the Empire State.
“The fear that has been unleashed on an entire community is beyond reprehensible to me as the governor of this state,” Hochul said on Nov. 12. “And I will call it out every chance I get, but not with just idle threats. I can stand here and tell you that I’ll leave no stone unturned to make sure that you feel protected when you’re worshiping, dropping children off at yeshiva, walking down the street, or taking a subway here in New York. Every single citizen of this state is entitled to have that sense of security. We owe that to them.”