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Controversy surrounds Kiryas Joel land deal

The attorney hired by the consulting firm spearheading

The attorney hired by the consulting firm spearheading the annexation called the intense criticism anti-Semitic. (February 11, 2014 6:56 PM)

On Tuesday, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus pledged that the county will take an active role in overseeing a controversial land deal to double in size the ultra-Orthodox Hassidic community of Kiryas Joel.

After weeks of allegations and rising tensions on both sides, the attorney hired by the consulting firm spearheading the annexation called the intense criticism anti-Semitic.

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