New York - Anti-Semitic Graffiti Warns Jews Not Welcome In Outskirts Of Ramapo
New York - Residents of a quiet street in the northeastern section of Ramapo woke up to a disturbing sight in the early morning hours: hand written graffiti, bearing the words “No Jews.”
The anti-Semitic message was scrawled in front of two residences on Cartaret Drive in Pomona. Both homes are on the market, with a sale reportedly pending on one of the two properties. Ironically, one of the homes targeted, 6 Cartaret Drive, is located directly across from a street whose name, Skokie Lane, evokes memories of the 1977 Nazi march through the Chicago town by the same name.
A Rand Realty real estate sign on the corner of Cartaret Drive and Conklin Road was also similarly defaced. Currently, there is only one Orthodox Jewish family on Cartaret Drive.
The Ramapo Police Department responded to the scene at approximately 2 AM and have begun a preliminary investigation.
Dassi Mytelka, who lives nearby, said that there are just a handful of Orthodox Jewish residents in the area which is close to the Clarkstown border and not far from another newly established Jewish neighborhood. Mrs. Mytelka said that this is the first anti-Semitic incident she has experienced since moving to the area two months ago.
“The neighbors have all been warm and welcoming,” Mrs. Mytelka told VIN News.
Just over two miles away, New City resident Debra Inger said that she and her family have experienced multiple incidents of anti-Semitism during the 16 years they have lived in the area.
Inger said that she and her daughter have both had eggs thrown at them.
“We get screamed at, ‘Go back to Monsey,’ and ‘Get the (obscenity) out of New City,’” said Mrs. Inger.
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