New York and Florida hit with antisemitic graffiti during Yom Kippur
Antisemitic graffiti is reported to have been discovered on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, in both New York City and Weston, Florida.
Boxes containing newspapers from Jewish publications were found defaced with swastikas. The boxes were located in a Jewish area of the borough of Queens.
Daniel Rosenthal, Assemblymember for the 27th AD, stated on Twitter: “We must be able to feel safe in our neighborhoods. We must do more. The continued rise of antisemitism is unsustainable and unacceptable.”
In the Florida city of Weston, officials are investigating antisemitic graffiti found on a pavement near Hunter’s Pointe in the Weston Hills community.
In a statement on social media, Weston Mayor Margaret Brown said: “Antisemitism in any form is not welcome here.”
Mayor Brown added: “No person, no matter their religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or background, should ever wake up to see their community desecrated.”
The local Sheriff’s Office in Broward is investigating the incident.
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