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ADL Welcomes Arrest in Anti-Semitic Assault in Brooklyn

  • November 19, 2014

New York, NY, November 19, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed an arrest in the assault of a Jewish man from Israel at the Marcy Avenue subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

According to reports, the victim was attacked on November 17 by three assailants who called him a “dirty bloody Jew” and a “f—ing Jew,” spit at him, beat him over the head with his umbrella, and kicked him repeatedly. A passerby who saw the attack and attempted to intervene on behalf of the victim was also reportedly assaulted by the suspects.

“We are pleased that the NYPD continues to take anti-Semitic acts seriously and was able to quickly identify a perpetrator in this hate crime,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “We hope that this investigation will continue and that other arrests in this horrific anti-Semitic assault are forthcoming.”

According to ADL’s Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, New York City experienced 133 incidents including acts of assault, harassment and vandalism in 2013.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.  Follow us on Twitter: @ADL NY