New York, NY, January 3, 2020… ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) will co-sponsor and participate in a ‘No Hate. No Fear.’ Solidarity March planned for Sunday, January 5, after receiving reports of at least three new anti-Semitic incidents in the city since Monday of this week. According to police and media reports, the latest incidents include a Jewish teen being harassed and threatened with anti-Semitic slurs and a knife on Monday. On Tuesday, another Jewish teen, riding a bus in Brooklyn, was threatened by attackers who levied anti-Semitic slurs and stole his yarmulke. And on Wednesday, two attackers harassed an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn, reportedly punching him and throwing him to the ground.
These attacks took place only days after the stabbing attack that left five people injured at a Chanukah celebration in Monsey, NY – including two critically – and mere weeks after the shooting attack that killed three civilians and a police officer at a Kosher supermarket in Jersey City, NJ.
“What we are witnessing these weeks is a normalization of anti-Semitism in the New York / New Jersey region not seen in recent history,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director. “Last week we recorded nine anti-Semitic incidents in New York City. That was before the violent stabbing attack in Monsey on Saturday evening, injuring five and leaving two victims in critical condition. The fact that we are witnessing almost daily anti-Semitic incidents in our region shows that we are facing a crisis that can only be addressed through solidarity across our communities. This is why we are calling on all New Yorkers to join us on Sunday, January 5 at 11am at Foley Square for a ‘No Hate. No Fear.’ Solidarity March.”
To learn more and join us on Sunday, January 5, 2020, click here: https://www.ujafedny.org/marchnyc/
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at www.adl.org