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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Politics

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has announced that when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week, he will be accompanied by the only Jewish member of Iran's parliament. Jewish arm candy can be very useful in certain sticky political situations.

Rouhani's immediate predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was known for his claims that the Holocaust was a hoax. Hence NBC-TV's Ann Curry recently asked the newly-elected Rouhani if he shares that view. He replied: "I'm not a historian, I'm a politician." Rouhani is mistaken if he thinks that bringing MP Siamak Moreh Sedgh along to the UN will take the sting out of that reprehensible answer.

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The father of the two young men running for elected office in Brooklyn has just been indicted on a number of fraud charges, as reported by the City & State website.

Harold Tischler – whose 21-year-old son Abraham is vying for the State Senate seat in the borough’s new “Super Jewish” district and 20-year-old son Moshe is attempting to unseat long-time Assemblyman Dov Hikind – is being charged with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, mail and wire fraud, and other charges.

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In his campaign for NY State Senate, Councilman Lew Fidler (above) has hired veteran political stategist Kalman Yeger to manage his campaign.In another attempt to cement his relationship with the Orthodox Jewish community, Councilman Lew Fidler has hired political strategist Kalman Yeger to manage his campaign for the New York State Senate seat vacated by Carl Kruger. This move complements Fidler’s recent spate of ads outlining his lengthy record of support for the Orthodox community, including the securing of $15 million in government funding for numerous Jewish groups including Agudath Israel of America, Hatzolah and Shomrim.

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In a startling development, a tie has been declared in the race between Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican lawyer David Storobin for the Brooklyn State Senate seat in District 27, formerly held by the disgraced Carl Kruger. The outcome of the special election was announced with over 99% of the ballots counted late Tuesday night.

According to election officials, over 700 paper ballots still need to be counted. While the law states that they may not be opened for one week, it is

Councilman Lew Fidler has recently lost a number of prominent rabbinical endorsements.A number of prominent individuals – including several rabbis – have withdrawn their endorsement of City Councilman Lew Fidler, the Democratic candidate for State Senator in Southern Brooklyn, who is running for the newly vacant position against Republican David Storobin. The sudden change of heart by the rabbinical leaders is apparently based on Fidler’s liberal position on social issues.

Rabbi Haim Benoliel, rav of the B’nai Yosef shul in Flatbush and one of the 266 people originally listed as