Seconds often make the difference between life and death and new technology makes the difference…
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.
Comments are closed.
NYPD Officer Brian Moore, 25, has died after being shot in the face Saturday by an ex-con in Queens.
Shas got a good deal. What Bayit Yehudi does with their offer remains to be seen.
The NGO Monitor reports foreign funders are making grants to leftist Israeli organizations contingent upon quotas for negative testimony by IDF soldiers.
The attack happened at the northern end of the Begin highway.
Will the UN rush to investigate an attack leaving two UN peacekeepers wounded in the Golan Heights, as it did when a UNIFIL soldier was shot in January?
Avigdor Liberman, unhappy with the coalition talks dropped a political bombshell today.
Students at the Har Etzion Yeshiva in Gush Etzion open up their laptops to study Gemorah.
President Reuven Rivlin said Monday morning that the Ethiopian protests against police brutality and racism “revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society.” Speaking at a meeting in his office with mayors and heads of the ultra-Orthodox municipalities and local council, the President added, “We must look directly at this open […]
An Arab terrorist was shot and injured shortly before noon Monday when he tried to stab one or more people at the French Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A light rail guard said the terrorist tried to attack him from behind with a knife. The guard was able to shoot the terrorist, 35 years […]
The Islamic State reportedly has deployed forces near the border.
Another protest is taking place Monday morning in Jerusalem.
Carson’s never having held a political office is a disadvantage – and a big advantage for those fed up with professional politicians.
Two terrorists tried to stab soldiers near Yakir.
Shooting at AFDI’s Mohammed cartoon art contest in Texas, two dead.
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.
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 […]
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: