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Published on: December 21, 2010 03:56 PM
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New York, NY - At a press conference today to denounce the anti-Semitic remarks by former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Eric Adams, and Holocaust-survivor Edith Cohen gathered outside Kissinger Associates Inc. in Manhattan to demand a formal apology from “pig” and “self-hating Jew” Kissinger to the Jewish community.

At the conference, Hikind also called on Mayor Bloomberg to return the 2010 Henry A. Kissinger Prize which Bloomberg received for “his unique and lasting contributions to strengthening the transatlantic relationship.”

In a letter to Bloomberg, Hikind wrote:

“As a nationally and internationally renowned and respected political and business figure, it behooves you to distance yourself from the words and deeds of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who has been quoted as saying, ‘The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.’

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In the wake of the revelation of Mr. Kissinger’s callous and cavalier remarks about the fate of Soviet Jewry, I am respectfully asking you to return the prize and in so doing, send a powerful message to Mr. Kissinger that you do not condone his statements.

On behalf of an outraged Jewish community and concerned citizens the world over, I urge you to do the right thing and renounce this award.”

“We all have a duty to stand up to Anti-Semitism, in both our public and our personal lives. Henry Kissinger’s recently revealed remarks, suggesting the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern, are shocking.  Mr. Kissinger should immediately issue an apology which, while decades overdue, is all too necessary given the callousness of his words,” said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer stated “When Russian Jews fled Soviet-era oppression through emigration, they brought with them generations of future New Yorkers. These New Yorkers would go on to transform our society through invention, innovation and creativity. Try – if you can – to imagine where our society would be without the contributions of these brave emigrants. That’s why I was appalled by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s comments that the emigration of Russian Jews—after decades of brutal oppression—was not an objective of American foreign policy. And I was infuriated by his additional comments—that even if the Soviets were to put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union “it is not an American concern.” We stand unified in our condemnation of these hateful remarks”.


Video below exclusive to VIN News, By Shimon Gifter.


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 Dec 21, 2010 at 04:28 PM Wow Chilax! Says:

This guy is OVERREACTING and is doing exactly what Kissinger did, he cursing out other Jews (Kissinger) because he is afraid from what the Goy would say Just like Henry. Hikind your a good politician (that`s about it), but never judge a man till you stand in his situation.

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 04:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Wow Chilax! Says:

This guy is OVERREACTING and is doing exactly what Kissinger did, he cursing out other Jews (Kissinger) because he is afraid from what the Goy would say Just like Henry. Hikind your a good politician (that`s about it), but never judge a man till you stand in his situation.

You don't feel Kissinger should apologize? Do you agree with Kissinger's remarks?

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 04:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Wow Chilax! Says:

This guy is OVERREACTING and is doing exactly what Kissinger did, he cursing out other Jews (Kissinger) because he is afraid from what the Goy would say Just like Henry. Hikind your a good politician (that`s about it), but never judge a man till you stand in his situation.

I second that emotion. This is pure waste of time. How about protesting to get back the express buses that the City took away from Frum neighborhoods while adding the fleet to Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst.

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 05:03 PM Lucky Says:

There is Wolf Sender chewing gum during the press conference and Leibish Daskal should stand on a phone book .

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 05:27 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I second that emotion. This is pure waste of time. How about protesting to get back the express buses that the City took away from Frum neighborhoods while adding the fleet to Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst.

"I second that emotion"
I'm sure you meant "that motion" your despicable attitude to Jews are almost as good as Kissinger's. I guess you wouldn't care if any government official would suggest to gas your brothers and sisters as long as you have your busses..SHAME ON YOU....

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 05:44 PM ShayaL Says:

Why should everyone be so surprised? Kissinger is a Jew by culture only. His parents sat Shiva when he married his Shiksa wife. He would sell out Israel in a nano
second.

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 06:36 PM Alteh-Bucher Says:

Every inetrview that he had he puts Israel in a bad light.

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 06:44 PM Yerachmiel Says:

Kissinger was a house jew. OK! He didn't challenge all of Nixon's anti Semitism. OK. But he should be publicly hounded until he genuinely apologizes for saying MAYBE another holocaust would be a humanitarian issue. He should not be allowed to be in public without Jews protesting. No honorary doctorates, no awards, no speaking appearances, no co-listings, no public respectability at all. A black personality who said it would be OK to reinstate slavery would also be hounded.

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 07:15 PM memyself Says:

even if kissinger has a semi-plausible excuse, why not just APOLOGIZE!!!

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 07:57 PM #1 TO #2,3 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I second that emotion. This is pure waste of time. How about protesting to get back the express buses that the City took away from Frum neighborhoods while adding the fleet to Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst.

Kissinger is 0 wrong I never said he was right, it is discussing to say what he said, but cursing him out the way Hikind was doing won`t help the situation at all, and in a way is act of which Kissinger would do. Cursing out a Jew more then a Gentile would curse a Jew, that is all I meant to say don`t be judgmental.

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 08:16 PM Chaya Says:

Assemblyman Hikind, you are the best!

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 Dec 21, 2010 at 09:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Wow Chilax! Says:

This guy is OVERREACTING and is doing exactly what Kissinger did, he cursing out other Jews (Kissinger) because he is afraid from what the Goy would say Just like Henry. Hikind your a good politician (that`s about it), but never judge a man till you stand in his situation.

Shame on you too. so it was fine for kissinger to say the jews can be gassed,,, mo one should ever say that, you know who talks like this,,, natzis!!!!

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 01:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Our own Mr. Al Sharpton. Difference the Black community knows not to agree with theirs.

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 07:06 AM Anonymous Says:

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Chaya Says:

Assemblyman Hikind, you are the best!

i agree with you. and its no use asking for an apology unless he is sincere. if till now he is the same person he was then, only G-d can change him.

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 07:15 AM Yanky Says:

As usual, many of the people who post comments react with emotion and little knowledge. Kissinger never "suggested that Jews be gassed" as one comment above put it, nor did "say the Jews can be gassed" as another person above wrote. He said that IF the Soviets put Jews in gas chambers, it's not A U.S. policy issue... maybe a humanitarian one, but not an American one per se. That's a lot different from saying it should be done or even that it will be done. (1973 was 20 years after Stalin and no one thought the Soviets were going to gas Jews. It was a theoretical argument Kissinger was making after meeting with Golda Meir.

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 09:32 AM shtill Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You don't feel Kissinger should apologize? Do you agree with Kissinger's remarks?

Yes I do agree. Humanitarian yes, foreign policy? NO!

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 11:14 AM FinVeeNemtMenSeichel Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

Shame on you too. so it was fine for kissinger to say the jews can be gassed,,, mo one should ever say that, you know who talks like this,,, natzis!!!!

um.. he did not say that. if you want to be taken seriously, don't talk from you tuches'l. no i am not defending kissinger so don't bother attacking me.

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 01:46 PM alter Says:

Curtis Sliwa this morning was joking about this protest for something he said 40 years ago.

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 05:29 PM Anonymous Says:

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alter Says:

Curtis Sliwa this morning was joking about this protest for something he said 40 years ago.

i wonder if curtis has forgiven the Gottis as he would like us to do with a hater such as kissinger...I'm sure that Polish/Italian Sliwa loves us as well...

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 Dec 22, 2010 at 07:38 PM heyward Says:

Hay wait a minute. Were was dov. Eric. Bill. Scott. Until now. Why didn't they call a press conference the day after kissinger made his callas remarks about the jews and lynch him. Dov your a little late in the game like always.

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 Dec 23, 2010 at 02:52 AM Zigzag Says:

Its a joke! If Kissinger was a Democrat they would never have attacked him. Its politics at its lowest.

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 Dec 23, 2010 at 11:26 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #20  
heyward Says:

Hay wait a minute. Were was dov. Eric. Bill. Scott. Until now. Why didn't they call a press conference the day after kissinger made his callas remarks about the jews and lynch him. Dov your a little late in the game like always.

You must be a real sharp dude the Nixon presidential tapes were just released 2 weeks ago...I guess the NY Times the ADL, etc.... were late as well...

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