New York, NY, December 25, 2019… ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced that it is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the apparent assault yesterday of a Jewish man in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This latest assault was recorded by ADL as one of three violent incidents against Jewish individuals in the last 24 hours, including another assault in Manhattan and an incident reported as aggravated harassment in Brooklyn.
“We are appalled at the sheer frequency and aggressive nature of these incidents,” said Evan Bernstein, Regional Director for ADL New York and New Jersey. “They’re made particularly heinous by the fact they are occurring during a time when society is supposed to come together in peace for the holidays, and as the Jewish community is particularly on edge as it’s reeling from the deadly attack in Jersey City on December 10th. Enough is enough; now is the time for society to come together in rejection of this hate and for public officials and community leaders to speak up, lead by example, and demand meaningful change to protect the Jewish community.”
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