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ADL New York Region’s November Meetings with Political Officials

November included two important meetings for the Government and Public Affairs Committee. On November 4th, ADL visited United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Manhattan office and met with her staff, including her State Director, Senior Advisor, and Constituent Liaison for Immigrant and Foreign Affairs. Due to the current climate in Israel and Operation Protective Edge, the meeting began by thanking Senator

Governor Cuomo Expresses Support for Israel at Meeting with Jewish Community Leaders

ADL New York Regional Director Evan Bernstein joined Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan. The meeting, which was organized to debrief New York Jewish community leaders about Governor Cuomo’s recent trip to Israel, was also an opportunity for the Governor to highlight his strong support for Israel. Governor Cuomo reinforced the relevance

ADL Documents “Dramatic” Surge in Global Anti-Semitism During Operation Protective Edge in Gaza this Summer

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) provides a snapshot of the dramatic upsurge in violence and hatred against Jews around the world during and related to Israel’s recent military operation to stop Hamas rockets and dismantle tunnels in Gaza.  Violence against Jews and Jewish institutions increased significantly during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in July and August. In Casablanca, Morocco, a

Graffiti in Brooklyn Equates the NYPD to Nazis

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has reported disturbing anti-NYPD graffiti in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that equated the NYPD with Nazis. According to police, the graffiti was spray-painted onto a police car and discovered early in the morning on August 26th. It included a swastika and the slogan “NAZIS=NYPD.” NYPD, and particularly NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force, has responded swiftly

Anti-Semitic Incidents Increased Across New York State and New York City in 2012

Date: July 22, 2013   The number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York State increased in 2012, ranking the state first in the nation for the overall number of anti-Jewish incidents, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents counted a total of 248 incidents statewide in 2012, representing a 27 percent increase from