Sunday, March 5, 2017

Anti-Semites Hit Brooklyn Cemetery Headstones; 3rd Cemetery Hit in 3 Weeks in Anti-Semitic Rise

A New York Police Department spokesman said today (March 5, 2017) that the department's hate crimes division has been notified of headstones found toppled over at Washington Cemetery -- a predominantly Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn --  according to the Times of Israel website.

The Washington Cemetery was previously targeted in 2010, when some 200 headstones were toppled.

It was the second Jewish burial ground in New York State to be defaced in the past week, after five headstones were found knocked over at a Rochester cemetery on March 2.

The last two weeks also saw vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and St. Louis, as well as two more waves of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers, schools, and institutions across the country, illustrating a significant increase in Jewish hate crimes throughout the U.S.

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