Sunday, April 13, 2008

24 hrs of anti-Semitic attacks in the US

Vandals Draw Swastikas On Jewish Temple

(April 11, 2008)
SALEM, Ore. -- Police are looking for the vandals who defaced the city's only Jewish temple Thursday.
Someone put swastikas and sexually explicit graffiti on the Temple Beth Sholom in south Salem.
The temple administrator said this is not the first time vandals have struck the temple, but it is the first time it's been anti-Semitic.
She made fliers and handed them out to neighbors hoping to get help catching whoever did it. (KPTV)

Teens accused of defacing Jewish Center

Lake Mohegan-Yorktown Heights-NY
Three teenage girls are under arrest, accused of defacing a Jewish Center in Yorktown Heights.
Police say 18-year-old Barbara Nokaj, 17-year-old Michelle Bushell and a 15-year-old juvenile broke into the Mohegan Park Jewish Center in Lake Mohegan and extensively damaged the interior.
The trio allegedly destroyed religious property, including a model Torah scroll, a Menorah and memorial plaques. A swastika was also painted. (ABC-local)

Norwich Jewish Center trashed by vandals

The FBI joined the Norwich Police Department and the New York State Police in an investigation of what city Police Chief Joseph Angelino called "a complete trashing" of the Norwich Jewish Center at 70-76 South Broad St.
“We are definitely treating this as a hate crime.” Angelino said. “My estimate of damages would be in the tens of thousands of dollars.”
Police said the entire interior of the large three-story brick building was vandalized.
”There was a certain anti-Semitic graffiti message found in the synagogue,” Angelino said. He would not elaborate on the message. (PressConnects)

Vandals leave anti-Semitic messages on cars

10-04-2008-Roy, Utah

Roy police are looking for the culprits of an overnight spray-painting spree that left anti-Semitic and anti-police messages on several cars and a building in the downtown area. (Thenewstribune)


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