Jewish Green Party candidate: “Is criticizing Israel anti-Semitic?”


Myles Hoenig

By Myles Hoenig, Green Party candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 7th congressional district, published the following at on July 9th, 2016:

Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s Criminalization of BDS

Governor Andrew Cuomo is not a good Jew.

Governor Cuomo of New York seems to be violating the spirit of the Talmud when he criminalizes support for BDS. According to Orthodox Rabbi Don Seeman, “Yet while piety requires that we should control our own speech very closely, it also requires that we should be cautious about any attempt by the government or even by religious communities to suppress speech through force.”

Conservative Rabbi Mark Greenspan feels that in Jewish law freedom of speech is ‘defined by communal responsibilities and obligations.’ But according to American law, freedom of speech is ‘structured to protect the individual from governmental controls.’

Read the rest of the article here. 

(Note from ATPR: According to this New York Times article, Andrew Cuomo is a Catholic).

A bit about Hoenig, from

Myles Hoenig is a Green Party candidate for Congress in Maryland. He has worked as a social and political activist for more than 40 years. Hoenig is a veteran ESOL teacher and active member of his union, as well as holding a union card with the National Writers Union. As a member of Jewish Voices for Peace, he sees how the Zionist narrative he was raise on is based on lies and racist propaganda. He presently serves as an on-line analyst for PressTV.

Hoenig’s campaign website can be viewed here.

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