(Washington) On Monday, US President Joe Biden denounced the “heinous” attacks on the Jewish community amid escalating anti-Semitic acts in the United States fueled by conflict in the Middle East.
“The recent attacks on the Jewish community are abhorrent and they must stop,” he wrote in a brief statement.
I condemn this abhorrent behavior, in the United States as elsewhere. It is up to all of us to make sure there is no place for hate [dans nos sociétés] He continued.
On Thursday, a 29-year-old Jewish man was beaten and pepper sprayed in Times Square by a group of men who also hurled anti-Semitic insults at him. It broadcasted a channel New York Post.
The events took place on the sidelines of clashes between pro-Israel and Palestinian demonstrators, shortly after the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after 11 days of conflict. New York police arrested one of the suspects who appeared before a judge on Saturday.
Over the weekend, several incidents occurred in the Brooklyn Borough Park neighborhood, home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in New York.
Samedi soir, trois individus sont sortis de leur véhicule et ont crié des insultes antisémites à des membres de la communauté orthodoxe, reconnaissables à leur tenue, long manteau noir et schtreimel la diffée large chapeau de fourrure tradition véhicule, selon une New York.
According to local New York State Council policy Simcha Eichenstein, the three young men, now wanted by the police, chanted “Free Palestine!” Kill all the Jews! ”
According to Jonathan Greenblatt, director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that combats anti-Semitism and racism, there has been a “more than 50%” increase in anti-Semitic acts in the United States in the past 10 days.