This statement by DiBlasio "part of his job description is to defend Israel" is one of the most idiotic I've ever heard. New York is NOT in Israel. It is no more his business to "defend" (or attack) Israel than it is for him to comment on the Ukraine, or China, for that matter. What a jackass.
Russia is not and will not launch infantry operations in Syria, says senior lawmaker (Reuters)
from the article: Liberal Jews angry with N.Y. mayor over secret AIPAC talk