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Opinion: Weiner’s downfall a reminder of perils of Jewish pride


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/opinion_weiners_downfall_a_reminder_of_perils_of_jewish_pride_20110607

He was supposed to be one of Congress’ rising stars, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn with great ambition and promise. A truculent Democrat with a penchant for media attention, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was an unabashed liberal on domestic affairs and a hard-liner on foreign policy, particularly Israel. Like his predecessor in his U.S. House of Representatives seat, Sen. Charles Schumer, Weiner had larger ambitions -- in his case, mayor of New York City.

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