Hochul vows to leave ‘no stone unturned’ so people can feel safe while praying

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York is holding a rally in support of the land of Israel.

The event is at Congregation Beth Emeth on Academy Road in Albany.

Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke at the rally.

“Antisemitism is not a 21st century phenomenon, it’s always been there.” said Hochul. “What’s shocking to us today, in 2023, is that Saturday was the deadliest day for the Jewish community since the Holocaust,” said Hochul in a brief speech.

She will be meeting with the Israel ambassador at the United Nations on Tuesday to learn about what she can do to help.

“Mark my words. I assure you as the governor, I will make sure that we leave no stone unturned to find out how we can make sure every single one of you is safe when you gather,” said Hochul. “Because that is your God-given right, to exercise your belief, your religion, your true identity.”

NewsChannel 13 spoke earlier with Rob Kovach, the leader of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, who will be attending the rally.

Kovach said there is a lot of hate going on right now, and it may take a new generation of people to come together in solidarity and understanding.