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July 7, 2014 1:00 pm

New York City Council Speaker Under Fire for ‘Palestine’ Tweet

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16-year-old murder victim Muhammad Abu Khudair. Photo: Twitter.

New York Post – City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito stepped into a Middle East minefield by referring to East Jerusalem as part of “Palestine” — drawing condemnation from supporters of Israel.

Mark-Viverito, in a July 2 tweet, deplored the killing of a Palestinian teen on the outskirts of East Jerusalem.

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