(New York, NY) – In response to reports that the Queens Museum has opted to cancel an event that would re-enact the 1947 United Nations vote establishing the State of Israel, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the following statement:

“This decision is a deeply unfortunate one that sends the wrong message to Jewish communities across New York City. The 1947 UN vote is historic, and holding this re-enactment where it actually happened matters. That’s why I believe the museum must revisit this decision and host this important event. At a time when we literally have neo-Nazis marching in American streets, when bigotry is on the rise, the Queens Museum has sent a disappointing message to New York City and the world.”