web analytics
September 1, 2015 / 17 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


GOP Official Won’t Apologize for Antisemitic Joke

By: JTA

A GOP official in Virginia refused to apologize for an antisemitic joke, although the party’s candidate for governor called it inappropriate.

“I did not tell an antisemitic joke,” John Whitbeck, the Republican Party’s chairman in its 10th Congressional District, in northern Virginia, told the Free Beacon on Wednesday. “I told a joke I heard from a priest at a church service.”

Whitbeck, introducing Ken Cuccinelli, the state’s attorney general and GOP candidate for governor, at a rally on Tuesday related a joke with a punchline that had Jews seeking payment from the Vatican for the Last Supper.

Cuccinnelli, who was not present when Whitbeck told the joke, said it was inappropriate.

“Obviously I think it was inappropriate,” Cuccinelli, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “It’s certainly unfortunate and something if I had heard it at the time, I would have spoken to right there. Certainly not an appropriate thing to carry into the public discussion we’re having.”

Ron Halber, the director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington said Whitbeck’s joke “has no place in civil political discourse and it was inappropriate and offensive.” Halber praised Cuccinelli for repudiating it.

Whitbeck, who did not return a request from JTA for comment, told the Free Beacon that the controversy was manufactured by Democrats and their allies.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

12 Responses to “GOP Official Won’t Apologize for Antisemitic Joke”

  1. Marianna Mujnoo says:

    What was the joke ?

  2. Marianna Mujnoo says:

    Really ? Was this enough to go to print ? Cannot even find it on Google … let it go my friend, let it go

  3. Michael Tarkoff says:

    A racist joke gets a boycott. An anti-Islamic joke gets violence. But anti-Semitic, we’re told let it go? I don’t think so!

  4. Marianna Mujnoo says:

    @Michael … what was the joke ??? Can you find it ?

  5. Marianna Mujnoo says:

    What was the joke ?

  6. Sharon Kent-Needham says:

    Unfortunately, jokes are made about Jews and Christians and Christian Gun Owners etc. all the time. With all the other problems in this world, people need to be careful what they say, because it's best to be polite. AND some need to grow thicker skins. There will always be some loudmouthed idiot that thinks he's funny when he throws out racial slurs. We know things like that aren't funny, they are condescending but passed on by insecure people who can't live without being that way. GOP? No. One lone person does not represent the GOP. McCain in the ME, however, is a black mark on GOP..

  7. Sharon Kent-Needham says:

    Unfortunately, jokes are made about Jews and Christians and Christian Gun Owners etc. all the time. With all the other problems in this world, people need to be careful what they say, because it's best to be polite. AND some need to grow thicker skins. There will always be some loudmouthed idiot that thinks he's funny when he throws out racial slurs. We know things like that aren't funny, they are condescending but passed on by insecure people who can't live without being that way. GOP? No. One lone person does not represent the GOP. McCain in the ME, however, is a black mark on GOP..

  8. David Bishop says:

    Foot in the mouth is a disease common to every belief system, race, academic level, and will probably never be cured. It is unfortunate that anyone would lower themselves to such behavior.

  9. Alan Kardon says:

    If politicians are stupid enough to put their foot in their mouth should we be stupid enough to support them? We have to many problems to let idiots run our country. It is time for a change, lets get intelligent people in Washington first chance we get. That is true term limits.

  10. Alan Kardon says:

    If politicians are stupid enough to put their foot in their mouth should we be stupid enough to support them? We have to many problems to let idiots run our country. It is time for a change, lets get intelligent people in Washington first chance we get. That is true term limits.

  11. Yechiel Baum says:

    an anti-Semitic joke taught by the church is something new and this GOP is running for office is expected to be an elected official for all of the people or for the anti-Semitic church? Wake up world. Don't rely on the pagans.

  12. Hey Jews, stop complaining! Just once stop screaming!!!! Don't you get tired of feeling like children?!!! Don't you think that your organized community's outcries are patronizing?! Doesn't it occur to you that perhaps you don't need to feel "rescued" ALL OF THE TIME like some damsel in distress cliche? Why can't you brush off ONE thing, just ONCE!? You are all such insane cowards! The ADL screamed at a Chicago Newspaper for having a crossword puzzle whose clue was "Shylock" and whose answer was "Jew". Was that tantamount to being sent to gas chambers?! You're allowed to kill Palestinians without penalty and to tell Europeans what behavior you find acceptable in media, academia, politics, foreign wars etc., but NOOOOOO, this is outrageous!!! You people are truly insane hypocrites.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Why would a Jew want to join the ISIS?
Good Jewish Boy from Israel Tries to Join the ISIS
Latest News Stories
SanDisk headquarters in Milpitas, California.

Any SanDisk employee who can successfully headhunt and bring another worker to the company will receive a bonus of nearly $2,000 (20,000 shekels), the flash memory developer’s Israeli division said. The demand for high-techs employees in Israel far outstrips the supply, and SanDisk is looking for 90 new engineers and R & D departments in […]

Then-Sen. Obama (middle) at 2003 commencement address to Chicago-Kent graduates.

The university claims there was a mix-up between “Obama” and the “Obama Foundation” retaining a presence on campus.

Arbeit Mach Frei entrance gate to the Auschwitz death camp, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Showers installed in front of Auschwitz are simply a ‘public safety measure’ to ward off the summer heat, says the museum.

Why would a Jew want to join the ISIS?

Turkish officials helped return the 21-year-old man, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

White supremacist Frazier Glen Miller Jr, gave the Nazi salute to jurors who ruled him guilty of killing three in Kansas City.

PMO spokesman Mark Regev is formally appointed Israel Ambassador to England.

More than two million Israeli children returned to the classrooms across the country Tuesday.

An ISIS rocket attack on southern Israel from Gaza landed short early Tuesday and schools opened on time.

THThree NYC Cong. Ds from heavily Jewish districts defied constituents, announcing support for Nuclear Iran Deal.

An IDF soldier in the Yamam counter-terrorism unit was injured in one of the Jenin battles on Monday evening.

In response to the IDF Jenin Operation, Gazan terrorists are threatening to launch rockets.

Five administrative detainees in Ketziot Prison in the Negev desert started a hunger strike, according to the Israeli Prison Service.

The Celebrated European Clubs Will Clash in Two Games As Part of The 2015 Euroleague Basketball World Tour.

One IDF soldier is seriously wounded after Arab terrorists attacked IDF soldiers in a Jenin arrest operation.

Rep. Pompeo has received money from KochPAC, McDonald’s, the Snack Food Association PAC, FoodPAC, and Land ’O Lakes butter — but not a penny from AIPAC.

The death bed confessions of a former Nazi soldier revealed the whereabouts of the “Nazi train” which remained hidden for decades in tunnels in Poland and is thought to contain gold, art and other valuables.

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/gop-official-wont-apologize-for-antisemitic-joke/2013/09/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: