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No Longer Cross

Hitler’s Cross, the Indian restaurant that made Bombay’s Jews even crosser, is to finally undergo a name change.

Its owner, Puneet Sablok, initially resisted calls for a name change, invoking the “all the cool kids are doing it” defence. However, he has since had a change of heart.

A restaurant named after Adolf Hitler that enraged Bombay’s Jewish community will soon have a new moniker, its owner promised Thursday.

Puneet Sablok said he would remove Hitler’s name and the Nazi swastika from billboards and the eatery’s menu after it had angered so many people. He had previously said the name and symbols were only meant to attract attention.

“Yes, I have decided to change the name. I never wanted to hurt people’s
feelings,” said Sablok, who made the decision after meeting with members from Bombay’s small Jewish community.

“Once they told me how upset they were with the name, I decided to change it. I never wanted to create this controversy or hurt people with this name,” said Sablok. “I don’t want to do business by hurting people.”

Definitely a welcome move…unless he plans on renaming it something like Ahmadinnerjads.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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