On April 8, five days before rabid Jew-hater Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. — also known as Frazier Glenn Miller — allegedly shot dead three people outside two Jewish-run facilities in Kansas (the victims were two Methodists and a Catholic), then was seen on TV shouting “Heil Hitler’’ from the back of a police car, New York’s guardians of the Hebrew faith geared up for battle.
But the targets of Jewish ire were not Ku Klux Klan members or neo-Nazis. They were fellow Jews.
Some 200 people demonstrated in front of the Midtown offices of the Jewish-run nonprofit UJA-Federation of New York. They were furious that members of several left-leaning Jewish organizations were invited by sponsors to march in this year’s 50th annual Celebrate Israel Parade (formerly called the Israel Day Parade). The June 1 event is expected to draw some 35,000 revelers set to march up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.
Members of the lefty groups are no better than Jew-bashers, protesters argue. That’s because they support the boycott of products manufactured in Israel’s West Bank, whose ownership is claimed by Palestinians.
Is Mayor de Blasio backing away from his vow to ban what he calls “inhumane’’ horse-drawn carriages from city streets? In a Google Hangout video chat last week, the mayor, who once said he’d ban carriages during his first week in office, said he expects the City Council to put on the unemployment line some 220 horses and their 300 human drivers — not now, but by the end of the year.
A recent Quinnipiac University shows that 64 percent of city voters want to keep hooves clopping in New York. Hunky “Schindler’s List’’ star Liam Neeson told me in January that if horses, which are well-treated by their owners, lose their jobs, “They’ll die, you know, darlin’.’’
The mayor didn’t show up for a stables tour he was expected to take with Neeson last month, prompting the actor to say that de Blasio “should have manned up and come.’’ Man up, mayor.