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'He told me to call him Cube': ZOA chief Mort Klein details his talk with Ice Cube after Farrakhan tweets

 

August 7, 2020

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Ice Cube performs at the Louder Than Life Music Festival in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 28, 2019.

(JTA) - Mort Klein didn't know much about Ice Cube when he got on the phone with him on Monday afternoon, but by the end of their two-hour conversation, Klein said he was convinced the rapper was not anti-Semitic.

In fact, the president of the right-wing Zionist Organization of America said, the rapper had invited Klein and his wife to dinner - once the pandemic is over. 

"He called me Mort," Klein told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. "He told me to call him Cube."

"Strange bedfellows" would be too mild a term to describe the new relationship between the two men.

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