New York City politics

De Blasio Meets With Shimon Peres

Mayor-elect's tweet generates anti-Israel backlash online.

11/26/2013
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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio met with Israel's president, Shimon Peres, in his Manhattan hotel Monday. De Blasio, who takes office Jan. 1, sent out a photo of the meeting Tuesday via Twitter.

"Had the honor of meeting @PresidentPeres today and discussing the close ties between New York City and Israel," de Blasio tweeted.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, left, with President Peres of Israel. Photo via @BilldeBlasio
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