Giuliani: Mayor de Blasio Responsible for Wave of Anti-Semitism


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Rudy Giuliani visits Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, June 7, 2018.

Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday told WOR AM radio that Mayor Bill de Blasio has failed to learn the lessons of the Holocaust, and charged: “You’re the mayor, you’re responsible, do your job.”

“The two great lessons of the Holocaust are: ‘Never forget, and ‘Never ignore.’ Never ignore means you have to stand up to the first act of anti-Semitism,” Giuliani said.


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Giuliani, who is President Donald Trump’s attorney and adviser, lashed at de Blasio for saying the President was partially to blame for the wave of attacks on religious Jews in the metro area throughout the month of December, 2019.

“He’s the mayor of the city of New York. He is in charge. And isn’t it fascinating that all of these communities that have been victimized by anti-Semitism … all of these communities, they love the president. They are his greatest supporters,” the former mayor of NYC said.

Giuliani stated: “It’s hard to say in a nice way – he’s probably the worst mayor in my lifetime. He’s a failure as a leader, he does exactly the opposite. You’re supposed to take responsibility as a leader, and he forgot, or maybe he never learned, the great lessons of the Holocaust.”

For the record, the worst mayor of NYC, in Rudy’s lifetime and mine, had to be David Dinkins, who beat Rudy in 1989 and was then defeated by him in 1993. Dinkins was in charge during the Crown Heights riot of blacks against Jews that lasted from August 19 to 21, 1991. On August 20, a group of at least 20 black men surrounded Yankel Rosenbaum, 29, a University of Melbourne student, stabbed him several times in the back and beat him severely, fracturing his skull. He died that night. Mayor Dinkins and Police Commissioner Lee Brown were accused of purposely delaying police response in order to allow rioters to vent their rage.

“It’s either in you or it isn’t, and this man doesn’t even seem to, I don’t know, I think he’s lazy,” Giuliani continued his tirade against de Blasio. “This man has broken my heart. He’s ruined things that I worked 24 hours a day, and my staff worked 24 hours a day, tremendous battles,” the former mayor lamented.

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Last year (December 30), Giuliani tweeted: “Possibly the worst Mayor in NYC, de Blasio, has watched anti-Semitism rapidly metastasize, like a cancer, & is too unconcerned or lazy to ‘nip it in the bud.’ Otherwise called Broken windows theory, which should be brought back. A COWARD in that he has yet to condemn anti-Semites in his own party who support BDS & similar movements, whose main objective is to destroy the Jewish Homeland.”

Mayor de Blasio responded in an interview, saying: “It’s striking how out of touch Rudy Giuliani is at this point. He doesn’t even understand what’s happening in New York City. The NYPD very, very consistently deals with quality of life crimes, hate crimes, the smaller things like graffiti.”

Myor de Blasio spokeswoman Olivia Laperolerie responded to the clash of mayors, saying: “Rudy Giuliani should focus on his legal troubles instead of exploiting tragedies to sow division between New Yorkers.”


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