Dov Hikind

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Lawmaker Dons Blackface, Afro Wig

Dov Hikind doesn't see what the big deal is

(Newser) - A Jewish Brooklyn Assemblyman is in hot water after donning blackface and an Afro wig at his Purim party yesterday, Politicker reports. Costumes are a traditional part of Purim, and Democrat Dov Hikind says he meant no harm: "I was just, I think, I was trying to emulate, you... More »

Iranian Prez Flies Into NY Storm

Ahmadinejad arrives in NY amid protests

(Newser) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York yesterday amid protests and rancor over his schedule of public appearances, including his planned address at Columbia University. In the first of a series of public relations efforts, Ahmadinejad claimed in a television interview that Iran is seeking neither nuclear weapons nor... More »

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