Five Jewish tombstones vandalized in New York City

Vandalised Jewish tombstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia

CNN reported that the act of vandalism at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn was being investigated by a hate-crime task force of the New York City Police Department.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D, Brooklyn) led a press conference this morning to discuss the desecration of Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world.

Police are investigating after five tombstones were damaged at a historic Jewish cemetery in NY this weekend.

"I've spoken with the police who are investigating", Hikind wrote on Facebook.


Speaking at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Cuomo says the incidents "violated every tenet of the New York State tradition".

The governor is expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials on his trip, and will return to the US on Monday. It is the latest in a rash of vandalism of Jewish burial grounds.

Feds on Friday arrested Juan Thompson, a journalist formerly of The Intercept website, for making at least eight recent threats on Jewish institutions in a weird revenge plot against an ex-girlfriend, authorities said. "It is disgusting, it is reprehensible, it violates every tenet of the New York State tradition", he said in comments released by his office.

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