Bayit Yehudi's Gimpel: Calls to oust me a 'cheap attack'

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January 19, 2013 19:38

 
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Bayit Yehudi candidate Jeremy Gimpel on Saturday evening rejected as a "cheap political attack" calls by the Tzipi Livni Party that he be disqualified from Knesset elections for inciting racism.

Livni's party made the calls in response to a video clip released Friday in which Gimpel tells a group of Christian Zionists, "Imagine today if the golden dome, I'm being recorded so i can't say blown up, but let's say it was blown up, right, and we laid the cornerstone of the temple in Jerusalem. Can you imagine what would be. None of you would be here. You would be going to Israel. It would be incredible."

Gimpel said in response: "This lecture was given to a Christian group as I was teaching about the book of Ezra, a story that happened over 2,000 years ago.  In order to make the lecture more lively I made a few jokes and you clearly hear the audience laughing. This is a cheap political attack and I would urge anyone to watch the video in its entirety and decide for yourselves."

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