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N.Y. Jewish Lawmakers Denounce Congressional Candidate for Anti-Semitic Comments

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views. Ex-Mayor Ed Koch, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), City Councilman David Greenfield and state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, among others, gathered in front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in […]

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Few Politicians Will Challenge Hynes On Kol Tzedek Secrecy

With increased scrutiny on the handling of sex-abuse cases involving members of Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, some elected officials are beginning to take a stand on practices tied to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. But few elected officials this week wanted to take a position one way or the other regarding another controversial practice of Hynes’ […]

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Brooklyn Co-Op Votes Down Israel Boycott

Brooklyn Co-Op Votes Down Israel Boycott

Members of the Park Slope Food Co-Op voted down a proposed referendum to ban Israeli foods by a landslide, with 1005 voting against and 653 voting for it. The local food fight drew international attention on Tuesday and senior New York politicians lined up to weigh in on the debate. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, […]

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Dov Hikind Praises Proposed ‘Super Jewish’ Senate District

Many local politicians were unhappy with the proposed legislative lines released yesterday by Albany’s redistricting task force, but Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the plans for the “Super Jewish” Senate District 17 are “absolutely wonderful.” “If all this ends up being the case and this district stands I think it will be absolutely wonderful,” Mr. Hikind […]

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Insurance Scam Eyed Instead of Anti-Semitism in Ocean Pkwy Car Fires

The sensational swastika-laced torching of parked cars in a heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood — which sent shock waves throughout the city late last year — was apparently an elaborate smoke screen covering up a lucrative insurance scheme, perpetrated in part by Jewish wannabe gangsters, DNAInfo has learned. Several Russian wiseguy wannabes looking to make a buck […]

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Rabbi pleads guilty in connection with Brooklyn money-laundering, corruption scheme

A frail and elderly rabbi who leads the nation’s Syrian Jewish community from a synagogue on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty today to using a religious charity to launder illegal cash. Saul Kassin, 79, was among 43 rabbis and politicians apprehended during a shocking morning of arrests in July 2009 — a spectacle that […]

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Politicians Denounce Anti Semitic Remarks By Henry Kissinger

At a press conference today to denounce the anti-Semitic remarks by former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Eric Adams, and Holocaust-survivor Edith Cohen gathered outside Kissinger Associates Inc. in Manhattan to demand a formal apology […]

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Upstart Winner Challenges Brooklyn Democratic Leadership

Upstart Winner Challenges Brooklyn Democratic Leadership

In a large auditorium at St. Francis College in Brooklyn several days after the primary last month, the usual crowd of Democratic politicians shook hands and patted backs. The meeting of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, a ritual that takes place every other year, was closely choreographed by the county party leader, Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, […]

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