Following a recent spate of attacks against Jews in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams has pledged to devote serious effort to finding the perpetrators and restoring security. Governor Kathy Hochul has promised to assist in the investigations.
Over the weekend, vandals scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti across a dental lab, while others smashed the windshield of a school-bus with Hebrew lettering on the side. Upon learning about the graffiti, Adams released a statement saying that “this would be disgusting anytime but it’s especially outrageous as we come to the end of Shabbos. We won’t let this vicious hatred go unanswered in our city.” Luke Tress reports:
A slew of anti-Jewish incidents in the New York region in recent weeks has included numerous acts of vandalism such as spray-painting swastikas, verbal abuse, blasting Jews with snow, spitting on children, and physical violence. On Sunday in Crown Heights, an assailant hit a Jewish man in the face while passing him on the street, knocking off his hat. He was detained by a volunteer patrol group and then arrested.
Saturday reports said a police crossing guard in Manhattan’s Upper West Side was fired earlier in the month for making anti-Semitic comments against Jewish parents and children.
“Push your Jewish kids into the street and get hit by a bus,” she told one parent.