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New York Jews horrified after plane flies with swastika and Star of David banner

By Mason White 3:56 PM July 13, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Jews in New York, were horrified to see a plane flying with a banner displaying a swastika and the Star of David.

Residents of both New York and New Jersey, saw the offending banner on Saturday afternoon.

The plane was carrying the banner along with a swastika-themed message. The flag had swastika imagery and promoted the website “”

An organization called The International Raelian Movement, was behind the flags, and the group’s spokesperson, Thomas Kaenzig, said that its objective is taking back a symbol that was “stolen by the Nazis.”

“There are still people who are offended by the swastika, meaning that we have to continue our work, we must continue to rehabilitate the symbol,” Kaenzig said.

“I am deeply offended and hurt,” said Councilman Mark Treyger of Brooklyn. “Try to explain this to someone who witnessed their loved ones being killed by people under the Nazi symbol. This is anything but hateful.”