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Anti-Jewish incidents jump nearly 30% in New York

By Mason White 3:40 PM July 22, 2013
Anti-Jewish graffiti in Brooklyn New York 

By: Debbie Gross
A new report showed that anti-Jewish incidents rose sharply in New York, according to a statement released by the Anti-Defamation League.

The Anti-Defamation League, or ADL, said that there were 248 incidents across New York State in 2012.
172 of the incidents were reported in New York City, according to statistics released Monday.

“Jews are still the target of a significant number of hate crimes in the state of New York,” Gregg Mashberg, the New York ADL Regional Director, said.

The report includes cases of assault, harassment and vandalism. New York had the most anti-Semitic incidents in the country last year, according to the report.

“It is worrying that saw nearly a 30 percent rise in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York,” Etzion Neuer, acting ADL New York Regional Director said. “The sharp rise in anti-Semitic vandalism incidents is a reminder that we are still not immune to anti-Semitism,” he added.

There were 87 incidents reported in Brooklyn alone. Long Island had 56 incidents.
The ADL counted 927 incidents in the United States last year, including 17 assaults.
Among the cases included in the report:

A Jewish school received voice messages warning that a nuclear Holocaust against Jews is approaching and threatening to “execute all Jews”.

Swastikas were painted on several buildings in the Jewish community and other locations in Brooklyn.
A swastika and the phrase “F*** the Jews” were found on a playground in a public park.

The train station on Kingston Avenue had graffiti that said: “The world would be much better if all the Jews were lampshades.” Also: “Hitler was right about to the Jews.”

A Holocaust Memorial Park was defaced with the word “f ***” and a Star of David painted nearby.