Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Go Back to Where You Belong

No, this is not a continuation of the Rav Meir Goldwicht controversy.

But it is about Jews.

Seems Mayor Ken "Red" Livingstone is at it again.

Read on a bit:

KEN LIVINGSTONE was embroiled in a further dispute last night after suggesting that the billionaire Reuben brothers, who are involved with the 2012 Olympics, could “go back to Iran and try their luck with the ayatollahs”.

The Mayor of London escalated the dispute over building the £4 billion Olympic City in East London by hitting out at two of its key backers, David and Simon Reuben. Mr Livingstone apparently suggested at his weekly press briefing that if the brothers were not happy they should go back to their country and see whether they could do better under the ayatollahs.

Pressed to clarify his remarks, he told the Evening Standard: “Perhaps if they’re not happy here they can go back to Iran and try their luck with ayatollahs, if they don’t like the planning regime or my approach.” Conservatives on the London Assembly said that the brothers were not Iranian but born in India of Iraqi Jewish parents. Brian Coleman, assembly member for Barnet and Camden, said: “This is the latest anti-Semitic remark by Livingstone.

He clearly has a major problem with the Jewish business community. To suggest that these men should go to Iran is shocking, outrageous and grossly offensive to the entire Jewish community.”

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