Rabbi: Attacks on Jews in Brooklyn are part of a violent game

Rabbi: Attacks on Jews in Brooklyn are part of a violent game

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department said it is investigating a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, one of which was caught on a surveillance video.

Protests held outside New York home of accused Nazi guard

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A 91-year-old New York man identified as an alleged former Nazi death camp guard says demonstrations outside his home no longer faze him.

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N.Y. lawmaker under fire for blackface

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Jewish New York state lawmaker Dov Hikind, criticized for his blackface basketball player costume for a Purim party, said Monday he's not prejudiced.

NYC child killer gets 40 years to life

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A judge sentenced a hardware clerk to 40 years to life in prison for killing and dismembering 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky last summer in New York City.
New York store sells swastika earrings

New York store sells swastika earrings

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A manager at Bejeweled, a New York City jewelry store, said the swastika-shaped earrings her store is selling are not a Nazi symbol.

'Inbreeding' claim angers Jewish community

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a New York man accused of killing Leiby Kletzky has caused an uproar by blaming the crime on "inbreeding" in the close-knit Hasidic community.

Pol appalled at NYC subway restrooms

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- A New York City lawmaker has completed a survey that shows a lack of upkeep at subway station restrooms in the city.

Swastika painted on New York synagogue

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- New York police said a Brooklyn senior center and synagogue was vandalized with a spray-painted swastika and an anti-Semitic message.

State leaders support terror bill

ALBANY, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Several New York-area leaders reportedly support a "terrorist profiling" bill allowing the use of race and ethnicity to stop or search a person.

Teen People profile of hate duo under fire

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- About two dozen people demonstrated outside New York's headquarters of Time Inc. to protest a Teen People profile of a musical hate duo.

Call made for NYC to use terror profile

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A New York state legislator has called for police to use racial profiling in random searches of people using New York's transit system.
Dov Hikind
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and ew York Assemblyman Dov Hikind leave a Jewish housing project in an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, August 18, 2008.Huckabee said Republican Presidential nominee John McCain has a better understanding of Israel's security needs than his Democratic opponent. He is on a 48 hour whirlwind tour of Israel sponsored by Ateret Cohanim, a group that works to acquire property in east Jerusalem and settle Jews there. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

Dov Hikind (born June 30, 1950) is an American politician in the state of New York. He is a Democratic New York State Assemblyman. Hikind is an Orthodox Jew representing Brooklyn's Assembly district 48. He has held this position since 1983 and has been very vocal about racial profiling, terrorism, and antisemitism in his district, which includes Borough Park, home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel. Hikind hosts a weekly talk radio show every Saturday night, which discusses various local, national, and international concerns.

Hikind is married and has three children.

Hikind is a Democrat and a member of the Assembly of New York. He endorsed Mayor Bloomberg for mayor the first two times, but endorsed Bill Thompson for Mayor in 2009. Hikind has broken ranks with his party before, most notably in his endorsement of Republican candidates George Pataki for governor in 1994, and George W. Bush for president. His endorsements have drawn criticism from Democratic voters who question his political stance as Hikind has grown increasingly conservative. Hikind has been a guest in many right-wing radio show programs. Hikind has expressed interest in the special election for the New York's 9th congressional district seat vacated by Anthony Weiner; Hikind does not expect the Democrats to nominate him and is considering running as a Republican.

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