De Blasio Defends Foreign Policy Views After AIPAC Speech Criticism

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)

Bill de Blasio isn’t backing down from his staunch support of AIPAC.

Bill de Blasio’s off-schedule, closed-press speech last month to the pro-Israel lobbying organization drew criticism from the the Democratic mayor’s most passionate supporters, including The Nation‘s editorial board, which reacted especially harshly. Continue reading “De Blasio Defends Foreign Policy Views After AIPAC Speech Criticism”

De Blasio Promises More Transparency After Closed-Door AIPAC Speech

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty/Spencer Platt)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty/Spencer Platt)

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed today to be more transparent after drawing criticism for delivering a fiery pro-Israel speech at an AIPAC event last night that was not disclosed on his public schedule and closed to press.

“We certainly will improve our information system to let you know about something like the AIPAC speech. We’re very comfortable doing that. We will do that,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters today at an unrelated press conference, where he was peppered with questions about the speech, first reported by Capital New York. Continue reading “De Blasio Promises More Transparency After Closed-Door AIPAC Speech”