Swastikas and anti-Semitic profanity that included the words, “F–k Jews” was found scrawled on the walls of an apartment building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Monday.
The many Jews who live in that building and who knew it was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps during World War II, were very upset and frightened by the graffiti, according to a report by NBC-4 TV.
Despite a tweet by the NYPD Monday night vowing that anti-Semitic acts “would not be tolerated in our community” and that the incident “will be thoroughly investigated,” so far there are no arrests and no suspects.
In Brooklyn, meanwhile, US Attorney General Bill Barr arrived Tuesday morning to address the skyrocketing number of anti-Semitic incidents in the New York City area in a visit to the local Jewish Community Council in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park.
At an event in NY, AG Barr told Jewish leaders he's issuing a directive this morning to US atty's offices around the country to "reinvigorate their relationship and outreach to Jewish communities" in response to recent acts of anti-Semitic intimidation/violence against Jews.
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) January 28, 2020
Although Barr did not meet with the local Orthodox Jewish lawmakers (there are four) – which is odd – he did in fact meet with the community’s religious leaders to discuss the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks, and how the DOJ is combating the issue.
Happening now: AG Barr meeting with Jewish religious and community leaders in Borough Park, Brooklyn to discuss recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks and how DOJ is combatting it. pic.twitter.com/qDPWiVUSjl
— KerriKupecDOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) January 28, 2020