Swastika Spray Painted Near Home of Jewish Activists in New City
By Rachel Hirshfeld
A swastika was found spray-painted Monday in New City, near the home of a prominent Jewish activist whose parents survived the Holocaust, The Rockland Journal News reported.
Residents immediately brought the blue-painted swastika, found off of Congers Road, to the attention of the Clarkstown police, who are investigating the situation.
Steve Gold, a resident of the area for 19 years, said seeing the Nazi symbol sent chills through his body.
Gold, whose parents survived the Holocaust, and his wife, Helene, are being honored this month by the Rockland Holocaust Museum and Study Center in Spring Valley.
“When I saw it, I felt like I got stake in my heart,” Gold said, according to The Journal News. “I haven’t stopped shaking. I am a big advocate of ‘we should never forget.’ I am always talking about it. This is too close to home.”
Gold played a key role in the Rockland JCC’s worldwide campaign to pressure the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honor the 11 Israelis who were slain at the 1972 Munich games with a moment of silence at this year’s Games in London.
Gold said a neighbor noticed the swastika on Monday at 7:30 a.m.
“I hope that if they find who this, they did just to irritate people rather than out of real hate and targeting people in the Jewish community,” he said. “We’re all a little concerned.”
Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat whose redrawn district includes Rockland and parts of Westchester, called the spraying-painting religious “hate speech” that will not be tolerated by the community.
“I am outraged by anti-Semitic vandalism in New City near the home of a prominent member of the Jewish community whose parents survived the Holocaust,” Lowey said in a statement. “This shocking act is another reminder that even in the most diverse and educated areas of the country, the scourge of intolerance and anti-Semitism must be erased.”
State Sen. David Carlucci, D-New City, also condemned the incident, which came during the holiday of Sukkot and just days after Yom Kippur.
“Hatred and vandalism cannot go unpunished by those who seek to instill fear in our community,” Carlucci said, according to the local newspaper. “Those who perpetrated these acts must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
~You’re gonna get spanked either way.
Knowing Jews killed tens of millions of White Christians all over Europe, started all the wars (including the American wars) I get a chill through my spine when I see a Jew star, but nobody seems to care. I am actually outraged by the kosher symbols on all the products in the grocery store. It makes me physically ill, but Homeland Security and everyone else tells me I should be tolerant.
Meanwhile in the city of Satan
Vandals scribbled anti-Christian graffiti on the outer walls of one of Jerusalem’s best-known churches early Tuesday morning, Israeli police said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the perpetrators defaced a wall leading to the Church of the Dormition. The century-old structure is built on the site where tradition says the Virgin Mary died.
The graffiti, which read “Jesus, son of a whore, price tag,” had already been removed by midmorning, said Rosenfeld.
He says police are still searching for the assailants, though suspicion has fallen on a fringe group of pro-settler Jewish extremists who have carried out similar vandalism on churches, mosques and Israeli army property. They say the acts are in response to what they consider pro-Palestinian policies by the Israeli government, a form of retribution they call a “price tag.”
Tuesday’s graffiti is the latest in a wave of vandalism on Christian holy sites in Israel. Israel has about 155,000 Christian citizens, less than 2 percent of its 7.9 million people, but the repeated defacing of their sacred sites has shocked the country and drawn official condemnation.
“Price tag actions go against the morals and values of Judaism and do great harm to the State of Israel,” said President Shimon Peres, speaking at a meeting with one of Israel’s chief rabbis during a celebration of the Jewish festival of Sukkoth. “It is forbidden to harm the holy sites of religions and faiths,” Peres said.
Church officials have said mere condemnation is not enough. In an interview with the Associated Press last month, one of the church’s top officials in the Holy Land, the Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, called for action.
“It’s important not just to condemn, but also to work, to take initiatives to stop this phenomenon,” he said.
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land posted a statement about the latest incident on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, saying it was “distressed” with the vandalism.
“This is reminiscent of the graffiti sprayed in the Abbey of Latrun one month ago. Jesus is once again profaned and signed “price tag,” a characteristic mark of Israeli extremists,” the statement said.
Shortly after Israel evacuated an illegally built West Bank settler outpost last month, vandals burned a door and spray-painted anti-Christian graffiti on the century-old Trappist Monastery in Latrun, outside Jerusalem, with the words “Jesus is a monkey.”
In response, the church’s top officials issued a “declaration” urging Israeli leaders to take action. Nearly a month later, no arrests have been made.
All you Jew lovers are as psychopathic as they are.