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    Netizens in Stitches Over Ted Cruz's 'Beard Promoting Peace in MidEast' Tweet

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    According to the US Senator, a rabbi told his friend that the beard gives Cruz a "presence that will put the fear of the Lord into Israel’s enemies & promote Middle East peace."

    US Republican Senator Ted Cruz ended up enduring a barrage of jokes and mocking remarks on social media after he mentioned a possible relation between his new look and the prospects fore establishing peace in the Middle East.

    This development occurred after the senator tweeted Wednesday that a friend of his, who is studying in a yeshiva in Israel, was told by his rabbi that Cruz’s beard gives him “a Talmudic & Rabbinic look & presence that will put the fear of the Lord into Israel’s enemies & promote Middle East peace.”

    ​A considerable number of social media users, however, had their own ideas about Cruz’s appearance, and did not wait long to enlighten him.

    ​Many also doubted the veracity of his claim.

    ​And some couldn’t help but to refer to an incident from 2017, when a porn clip posted on Twitter was ‘liked’ by Cruz’s account.

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