GI­U­LIANI

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Jew. I’m more of a Jew than Soros is. I prob­a­bly know more about — he doesn’t go to church, he doesn’t go to re­li­gion — sy­n­a­gogue. He doesn’t be­long to a sy­n­a­gogue, he doesn’t sup­port Is­rael, he’s an en­emy of Is­rael. He’s elected eight an­ar­chist [DAs] in the United States. He’s a hor­ri­ble hu­man be­ing.”

Gi­u­liani was raised Ro­man Catholic, ac­cord­ing to the New York Times.

Ayala, who has said she does not know Soros and did not so­licit his money, did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment on Gi­u­liani’s re­marks.

The prose­cu­tor re­scinded her ban on pur­su­ing cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment af­ter los­ing her le­gal fight against Scott, which went all the way to the Florida Supreme Court.

In the in­ter­view, the for­mer mayor of New York also ac­cused Soros of “em­ploy­ing” FBI agents and “con­trol­ling” for­mer U.S. am­bas­sador to Ukraine Marie Yo­vanovitch, who tes­ti­fied be­fore Congress that Gi­u­liani played a role in her re­moval.

The Anti-Defama­tion League, a U.S.-based in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion that fights anti-Semitism, said Gi­u­liani’s com­ments were “baf­fling and of­fen­sive” and asked him to apol­o­gize in a state­ment to The Daily Beast.

“Mr. Gi­u­liani is not the ar­biter of who is Jewish and who is not, or what is anti-Semitic and what is not,” ADL CEO Jonathan Green­blatt said. “For decades, Ge­orge Soros’ phi­lan­thropy has been used as fod­der for out­sized anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries in­sist­ing there ex­ists Jewish con­trol and ma­nip­u­la­tion of coun­tries and global events. Mr. Gi­u­liani should apol­o­gize and re­tract his com­ments im­me­di­ately, un­less he seeks to dog whis­tle to hard­core anti-Semites and white su­prem­a­cists who be­lieve this garbage.”

A spokes­woman for Open So­ci­ety Foun­da­tions, a phi­lan­thropy net­work founded by Soros, called Gi­u­liani’s re­marks “con­temptible” on Twit­ter and part of a “toxic” cam­paign to dis­tract from Trump’s im­peach­ment.

Gi­u­liani also told the mag­a­zine he trusted Lev Par­nas and Igor Fru­man, his fed­er­ally in­dicted as­so­ci­ates ac­cused of vi­o­lat­ing cam­paign fi­nance law by fun­nel­ing for­eign do­na­tions to U.S. po­lit­i­cal can­di­dates in an at­tempt to buy in­flu­ence, be­cause they “look like Mi­ami peo­ple.”

“I know a lot of Mi­ami peo­ple that look like that that are per­fectly le­git­i­mate and act like them,” Gi­u­liani said. “Nei­ther one of them have ever been con­victed of a crime. Nei­ther one.”

Both Gov. Ron DeSan­tis and Scott, now a U.S. sen­a­tor, have said their cam­paigns would re­turn thou­sands of dol­lars in do­na­tions made by the two South Florida busi­ness­men.

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