London mayor wins re-election bid
London Mayor Boris Johnson won his bid for re-election last week. Johnson ran against the previous mayor, Ken “Red” Livingstone, who served in office 2000-2008. Livingston, a member of the British Labor Party has been cited for several anti-Semitic comments he has made and has been criticized by Jews and backers of the State of Israel for his open support of extreme and radical Islamic groups. This was Livingstone’s second unsuccessful attempt to regain his office.