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April 8, 2016  RSS feed
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, making matzah with children at the Model Matzah Bakery in Brooklyn Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, making matzah with children at the Model Matzah Bakery in Brooklyn Muslim mayoral candidate in London slams party for anti-Semitic remarks

The Labour Party candidate in London’s mayoral race, a Muslim, said he is “embarrassed” and “sorrowful” about his party’s failure to take on anti-Semitism.

Sadiq Khan, who is of Pakistani descent, said Tuesday, April 5, in a speech at a London Jewish community center that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn needs to be “trained about what anti-Semitism is,” Newsweek reported.

Labour has come under increasing attack for its perceived tolerance of members who make anti-Semitic remarks. Last week, The Telegraph reported that an activist who has described his critics as “Zio idiots” and “Zionist scum,” and has claimed that Jews supported Nazi Germany’s Nuremburg Laws, had been allowed into the party after previously being barred.

Khan criticized the use of the term “Zio” as a Jewish slur, noting that senior members of his party may need to be trained about anti-Semitism.

“I think the Labour leadership could have taken a tougher stance – and should have taken a tougher stance. There is no hierarchy when it comes to racism – racism is racism,” Khan, a minister representing a south London neighborhood, said in his JCC speech, adding anti- Semitism is “not just a problem for the Jewish community, it is a problem for society.”

Ted Cruz courts Jews in Brooklyn ahead of NY Republican primary

NEW YORK — Ahead of the presidential primaries in New York, Ted Cruz helped Jewish children make matzah in Brooklyn.

At the Chabad-run Model Matzah Bakery in Brighton Beach April 7, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful led some 15 children in making matzah, singing “roll, roll, roll the matzah dough.” Cruz was joined by Rabbi Moishe Winner and his wife, Leah Winner. He even sang and clapped with the children through a rendition of the Passover song Dayenu, according to ABC News.

Dozens of supporters chanted “Jews for Cruz” as the senator entered the bakery, and on his way out.

Cruz then met with Hasidic community leaders at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach, where he talked “about our shared concerns, he talked about Israel, and the fact that we should stand together, and about foreign policy,” former New York State Sen. David Storobin, who helped organize the meeting, told DNA-info.

Though most Jews are Democrats, the Orthodox are trending increasingly Republican, according to Nathan Diament, the Washington director of the Orthodox Union. Diament posted a chart on Twitter showing presidential election votes since 2000 spiking for Republicans in a number of heavily Orthodox precincts, including Brooklyn.

A Florida-born attorney named Israel’s consul general in LA

LOS ANGELES— Sam Grundwerg, an attorney originally from Florida, was named to run Israel’s consulate in Los Angeles.

Grundwerg joined the executive staff of the World Jewish Congress in 2010 and serves as director of the organization’s Israel branch. Born in Miami Beach, Grundwerg received a bachelor’s degree from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and a law degree from the University of Miami Law School. He is fluent in both English and Hebrew.

He practiced law for several years in Florida, with a focus on finance. After making aliyah, he worked for several large corporations in Israel.Grundwerg and his family lives in Efrat, a West Bank settlement south of Jerusalem.

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