Jun 7, 2013
Weiner Cites Rubashkin's Plight

At a debate in Flatbush, NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said that Sholom Rubashkin's case was on his mind.

By COLlive reporter

At a debate sponsored by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, Democrat candidates for mayor of New York City did not hold back on touting their Jewish credentials.

According to the Jewish Week, the most "over the top" were former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner and NYC Comptroller John Liu in trying to connect.

Weiner, hoping for a political comeback, greeted people with "Shalom aleichems," threw in an Eretz Yisrael or two and used his standard remark about understanding the Orthodox community "in his kishkes," Adam Dickter reported.

For good measure, Weiner mentioned his support of Israel spy Jonathan Pollard and kosher meat executive Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.

Weiner, when he was Congressman of New York's 9th district, was vocal about the injustice done to Rubashkin, founder of the Jewish community in Postville, Iowa.

In an August 13, 2010 letter, Weiner urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to "direct a full and immediate investigation of the allegations of impropriety and unfairness in the Sholom Rubashkin case."

Judge Linda Reade of the US District Court for Northern Iowa sentenced Rubashkin to 27 years in prison for bank fraud and related charges, although prosecutors had sought a 25-year prison term.

"This particular case is also worthy of your attention because of the overly harsh and clearly disparate sentence imposed by the judge," Weiner wrote to Holder.

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Pandering for Votes?
Lest not believe everything politicians say especially those running for elections.
(6/7/2013 8:51:18 PM)
You mean he thinks about real issues?
How anyone would consider voting for a lying pervert is beyond me.
(6/8/2013 10:51:34 PM)
Why isn`t Dov Hikind running for mayor He`s the best
Do you understand what I`m saying Flatbush is nice i like it. Try Dunkin Donuts.
(6/8/2013 10:57:19 PM)
He is not a good person to advocate for sholom rubadhkin.
(6/8/2013 11:02:27 PM)

Mr. Wiener advocated for Rubashkin, while he was a member of congress and now we kick him in the teeth…

(6/8/2013 11:52:17 PM)
Mayor Weiner.
Mr. Weiner thank you for your past support for our community and you future support as Mayor Weiner.
(6/8/2013 11:59:15 PM)
Also best on Metzitzah issue, Minhagei Yisroel
Would much rather see someone with more personal morals but the fact is that he's the best of the viable candidates for important community needs.
(6/9/2013 1:10:35 AM)
Thompson also promised to investigate the Metzitza B'peh issue.
The problem with Thompson is that he wants to throw out Kelly.

(6/10/2013 12:31:08 PM)
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