Over a thousand protesters assembled in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon to demand local Congress Member Dan Goldman seek a ceasefire in the Middle East.
Goldman, who was in Israel during the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks by Hamas that plunged the region into conflict, has staunchly supported Israel in the weeks that followed. But those who swarmed Grand Army Plaza on Nov. 19 say they want the freshman Congress member to use his voice to call for a ceasefire, saying they stand with those caught in the crossfire in both Israel and Gaza.
“Dan, you were in Israel on Oct. 7, and you and your family were able to escape safely — we are grateful for that. But Representative Goldman, are you listening to the pleas of mothers in Palestine, in Israel and the mothers right here in Park Slope?” one protester said. “Or are you abandoning them?”