(New York, NY) — Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the following statement regarding reports that the Queens Museum has now decided to once again host a re-enactment of the 1947 United Nations vote establishing the state of Israel:

“This is no doubt the right thing to do. What we’ve watched across the country over the past few days — neo-Nazis marching in the streets of America promoting symbols of hate — has been a shock. By reversing course and holding this important event, the museum is fixing what had been a mistake and correcting what was a terrible message to send to communities across the five boroughs. I’m pleased this event will proceed.”