It is good to see that de Blasio is not so hamstrung by his Leftist and Islamic supremacist friends and associates that he would be unable to recognize this threat. But will those friends and associates call him to task for “Islamophobia”? “4 People, Including Americans, Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack,” CBS New York, November 18, 2014:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout.
The attack ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in the city, which is already on edge amid soaring tensions over its most contested holy site.
Police said the dead worshippers were three Americans and a Briton, and that all held dual Israeli citizenship. The attack occurred in Har Nof, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood that has a large population of English-speaking immigrants.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the attack.
“New York City stands in solidarity with Israel at this difficult time, and we hope and pray for a peaceful and secure future for all of its people,” de Blasio said in a statement.
De Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the city has increased its police presence at synagogues and other key locations around New York City.
“The NYPD is following developments in Jerusalem closely and working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor any further developments,” Bratton said in a statement. “As of now, there is no specific credible threat to New York City.”
“The NYPD is in close contact with its liaison post in Israel,” de Blasio said. “As always, we ask New Yorkers to stay alert and immediately report any suspicious activity.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “respond harshly,” describing the attack as a “cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers.”
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki named the three U.S. citizens as Mosheh Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky and Cary William Levine.
Twersky, the grandson of a renowned rabbi from Boston, Joseph Soloveichik, was the head of Yeshivas Toras Moshe, a religious seminary for English-speaking students….