South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) was personally selected to participate in a high-level State visit to Israel this week. The Assemblywoman flew to Israel and will meet with survivors of the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks, participate in talks with members of the Israeli government, while also bringing a message of love from the people of New York to Israel.
The Assemblywoman had recently been to Israel in February and had visited Kibbutz Kfar Aza which was brutally struck during the horrendous terrorist attacks. “This is personal on several levels,” said Pheffer Amato. “I have loved Israel since my first visit in 1981. I’m proud to support Israel and it’s important for every Israeli to know that during these horribly dark times the people of New York, especially here in our community, love them and are praying for them,” said Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato.
Pheffer Amato is an outspoken supporter of Israel and known for being the leading ally in the State Legislature for defending the Jewish community. Recently, she supported Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s purchase of over $20 million in Israel Bonds, bringing the State’s holdings in Israel bonds to over $267 million.