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NEW YORK – Anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas, mentions of the Ku Klux
Klan and profanities against Jews were painted on surfaces in a Brooklyn
neighborhood early Friday morning, prompting the creation of a special New York
Police Department task force. The Anti-Defamation league condemned the
“shocking” incident of anti-Semitism on Ocean Parkway in Midwood.
cars were also set on fire in the spree of graffiti on sidewalks and
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“We condemn in the strongest possible terms these shocking acts
of anti- Semitism,” said Ron Meier, ADL New York regional director. “The Nazi
imagery and the burning of cars in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood is a
chilling echo of a troubling past.”
Meier noted that the incident took
place on the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht in Germany.
sickening that decades later, Jews continue to be targeted by hateful crimes and
it is necessary to act to bring those responsible to justice,” Meier
“The fact that this most recent attack came on the heels of the
73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht may or may not be a coincidence,” Bloomberg
said. “Either way, this kind of hateful act has no place in the freest city in
the freest country in the world.”