The NCDC stands with Israel and unequivocally supports the following statements of Chairman Jay Jacobs.
October 7, 2023
Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Condemning the Attacks on Israel
"The New York State Democratic Committee strongly condemns the attacks orchestrated by Hamas on Israel. The unexpected rocket barrage and infiltration of Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip during a significant Jewish holiday are inexcusable.
New York Democrats stand united to unequivocally denounce this act of terrorism against the Jewish people and their homeland. I applaud Governor Hochul for her unwavering support of Israel and the affirmation of the special bond of New York with Israel.
As President Biden said in a statement issued this morning, our relationship with Israel is "iron-clad". We stand with the people of Israel and all those who have lost loved ones."
October 8, 2023
STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN JAY S. JACOBS CONDEMNING THE NYC-DSA RALLY IN SUPPORT OF YESTERDAY’S ATTACK ON ISRAEL
“The rally in support of the terrorist violence against the State of Israel, promoted by the group that refers to themselves as the “Democratic Socialists of America” is repugnant to everything that our country and this Democratic Party stands for. The surprise attack against innocent civilians, numbers of who were kidnapped and taken hostage by a terrorist organization should be universally and categorically condemned by all parties in our political process.
The New York State Democratic Party strongly condemns the “NYC-DSA” whose support of a rally that sought to justify the wholly unjustifiable acts of wonton violence, terrorism, kidnapping and murder that was perpetrated on the people of Israel this weekend.”