Assemblyman Ari Brown Visits Businessman Peter Tsadilas to Thank Him for Standing with Israel and The Jewish People

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) visited Peter Tsadilas, owner of the Golden Globe Diner in Huntington, to thank him for his steadfast support of Israel. Tsadilas recently put up a display of Israeli flags and posters calling for the release of Israeli hostages. In response, he faced threats and boycotts from some customers and DoorDash drivers, and three employees quit in protest. However, Tsadilas refused to back down. He responded by putting up even more Israeli flags and posters as well as a large sign reading “Greek Diners Stand With Israel.” Brown has stood against recent acts of antisemitism throughout the state.

“In the face of adversity, Peter Tsadilas has shown courage, conviction and moral clarity. He is a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people,” Brown said. “When others tried to intimidate him, Peter stood strong. His unapologetic support for Israel serves as an example to all. I am proud to know there are leaders like Peter Tsadilas here in New York.”

Tsadilas said he will not be cowed by threats or boycotts. “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and America’s greatest ally. I will always stand with Israel and the Jewish community, no matter what.” 

Jewish customers and other supporters of Israel have been flocking to the Golden Globe Diner to reward Tsadilas for his principled stand. Tsadilas said the outpouring of support has been deeply moving. “There is more that unites us than divides us. Together, we will stand up to hatred and continue fighting for the shared values of freedom and democracy.”