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Brooklyn, NY - Outrage After Anti-semitic Arsonists Hit Flatbush Community (video)

Published on: November 11, 2011 10:29 AM
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Arsonists Hit Flatbush Community burned a few cars, with anti-Semitic remarks. Photo: Shimon GifterArsonists Hit Flatbush Community burned a few cars, with anti-Semitic remarks. Photo: Shimon Gifter

Brooklyn, NY - Residents of Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J woke up this morning to discover that three cars were burned by arsonists. A fourth car had fire damage, and a fifth was scrawled in hateful graffiti.  Nearby, there was more vandalism depicting swastikas and the letters “KKK.” The 66th NYPD Police Precinct is investigating along with the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force. Councilman Greenfield spoke with Inspector John Sprague earlier this morning, who assured the Councilman that every resource was being utilized to catch those responsible for this anti-Semitic attack.

Councilman David Greenfield offered a $1000 reward this morning for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shocking incident of anti-Semitic arson on Ocean Parkway this morning.

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“We will not accept anti-Semitism in our community.  There is zero tolerance for such acts of hatred and ignorance,” said Councilman Greenfield.  “I’m confident that these hateful people will be caught and punished to the full extent of the law.”

NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind who lives a few blocks from the incident, told VIN News from the scene,  “This incident is beyond anything of similar Anti-semetic graffiti I have seen”, “this is an upgrade to a crime where you have vehicles burned”..

Hikind appealed to the public to come forward if they saw anything “This area is a major route where many pedestrians and cars pass-by, someone had to see something” Hikind said.

Councilman Greenfield and Assemblyman Hikind are encouraging residents with information that could lead to an arrest to call the NYPD tips line at 1 (800) 577-TIPS.

STATEMENT BY PUBLIC ADVOCATE BILL DE BLASIO ON ANTI-SEMITIC ARSON AND VANDALISM IN MIDWOOD

“The burning of cars and vandalism of benches in Midwood this morning represents a truly hateful act of prejudice. That it took place on the anniversary of Kristallnacht leaves no doubt that this attack is a hate crime in every sense, and I applaud the NYPD for investigating it as such. I stand with the Jewish community in condemning this anti-Semitic act, and urge anyone with information regarding the perpetrators to immediately call CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS.”

Statement by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
I condemn this morning’s burning of cars and vandalism of benches in Midwood as a hate crime of the first order, an act that has no place in our society or any other. This despicable action was clearly taken to coincide with the anniversary of Kristallnacht, and its anti-Semitic message is unmistakable. But it was not just an act of violence against the Jewish community; it was an assault on human decency. I call on all New Yorkers to join with me in denouncing such hateful behavior, and urge anyone who has knowledge of the perpetrators to contact the New York Police Department immediately. 

Congressman Turner released the following statement condemning the recent acts of hate that took place last night in Brooklyn, New York.
“I have been a member of this community my entire life and know that it is one of tolerance and understanding; A community that prides itself on its rich Jewish history and interfaith cooperation. New York is a tremendous melting pot of people of all races and faiths and we are proud of that tradition. It is difficult to believe that there are still people out there who wish to spread a message of ignorance and hatred.
“These anti-Semitic acts of vandalism and arson are appalling and unacceptable. We cannot allow acts like this to take place in our communities. The individuals who did this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

BP MARKOWITZ STATEMENT ON VANDALISM, HATE MESSAGES IN MIDWOOD
“The heinous crimes committed in Midwood are the one of the worst examples of acts of hate because they involve the indiscriminate destruction of personal propery and messages so vile that they disparage more than one group of residents in our diverse borough. Everyday Brooklynites and New Yorkers live in peace and in celebration of the diversity which defines our lives and values, and these incidents do nothing but seek to divide and demean. The message to others who commit such deplorable acts of bigotry must be that we have zero tolerance for such actions and that they will be prosecuted to the maximum allowable punishment under the law.”

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic vandalism that occurred in Midwood:
“The acts of hatred that occurred in Midwood are reprehensible.  Just last week, communities in Queens were defaced with swastikas in another act of bigotry, and today the Jewish community is confronted with signs that ignorance and intolerance have not fully disappeared from our society. The NYPD should be commended for moving swiftly to categorize this as a hate crime and anyone who has information on who committed these heinous acts should contact the authorities immediately.” 


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 Nov 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM Anonymous Says:

jews wake up and smell the coffee time to get ready to leave america. at least everyone should have a passport so they could leave in time of need.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

Disgusting! >[:-P

What is happening to this country?!?! Everyone calling everyone else "vermin", "Parasites", denigrating the poor, being stingy with the sick... and now religious people are under attack like never before! Especially the Jewish community it seems! Things are getting much worse!

Please know that you all are in my family's thoughts & prayers continuously! I know that we might all have our disagreements from time to time over politics, etc., but deep down, the most important thing is our shared love for G-d, and His Torah. We must all watch out for one another, and keep raising our kids to do what's right & to learn to put one another first as well... so that we can continue to build a generation of decent folks who truly care about each other! It's the only way we'll be able to combat the forces of evil in this world, that want to destroy, divide & persecute decent, righteous people.

May HaShem continue to watch over His children always & take care everyone!

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 10:42 AM Secular Says:

Hatred yes

Ignorance?

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Secular Says:

Hatred yes

Ignorance?

horrific

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM Anonymous Says:

horrific!!! its creeping up on us the way it did in 1939,

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:13 PM Mike Says:

Another reminder from the Ribbono Shel Olam that we are in golus. The US is starting to look more and more like Nazi Germany: we see the hatred of the "Occupy" protestors; the anti-Israelism in politics, media, and college campuses; and now these hate crimes. Yidden make up 72% of hate crime victims in the USA. Esau hates Yaakov. It's time to get out of golus!!!

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:11 PM flatbushmm Says:

i see that this is the block by the cemetary. these cars are usually parked by pp from the apartment buildings nearby. I bet none of those cars were owned by a jew

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM DrMSPhD Says:

What a vile anti-semetic person you are.

No. I'm not going anywhere. How about you get YOUR anonymous behind out of America.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM Anonymous Says:

horriffic!!!! this is the way it started in 1939, this a clear and present danger for all jews, please wake up now!!!!!

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM Anonymous Says:

very scary, we aint seen nothin yet , and I hope I am wrong

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM Anti OWS Says:

I bet the people responsible for this heinous act support Occupy Wall Street. This is something that you would expect to see in Germany or in the Ghetto but not in the heart of Brooklyn. Disgusting

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
SherryTheNoahide Says:

Disgusting! >[:-P

What is happening to this country?!?! Everyone calling everyone else "vermin", "Parasites", denigrating the poor, being stingy with the sick... and now religious people are under attack like never before! Especially the Jewish community it seems! Things are getting much worse!

Please know that you all are in my family's thoughts & prayers continuously! I know that we might all have our disagreements from time to time over politics, etc., but deep down, the most important thing is our shared love for G-d, and His Torah. We must all watch out for one another, and keep raising our kids to do what's right & to learn to put one another first as well... so that we can continue to build a generation of decent folks who truly care about each other! It's the only way we'll be able to combat the forces of evil in this world, that want to destroy, divide & persecute decent, righteous people.

May HaShem continue to watch over His children always & take care everyone!

This guys comparing neo nazi/kkk thugs who hate only because your jewish, to people calling people who want to live off other peoples hard work parasites. Ha.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
SherryTheNoahide Says:

Disgusting! >[:-P

What is happening to this country?!?! Everyone calling everyone else "vermin", "Parasites", denigrating the poor, being stingy with the sick... and now religious people are under attack like never before! Especially the Jewish community it seems! Things are getting much worse!

Please know that you all are in my family's thoughts & prayers continuously! I know that we might all have our disagreements from time to time over politics, etc., but deep down, the most important thing is our shared love for G-d, and His Torah. We must all watch out for one another, and keep raising our kids to do what's right & to learn to put one another first as well... so that we can continue to build a generation of decent folks who truly care about each other! It's the only way we'll be able to combat the forces of evil in this world, that want to destroy, divide & persecute decent, righteous people.

May HaShem continue to watch over His children always & take care everyone!

Dude get a grip. No one is denigrating the poor or calling poor people parasites and vermin. Oh yes the people that quit there jobs to protest 'rich' not paying enough while they already loose half of the money they work hard for so PARASITES can buy a bigger tv are the epitome of vermin and parasites. Get a life.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM JACKSASSO Says:

Hatzneia Lechet Im Hashem Elokecha. The cars burnt were Jaguars and BMW's. As a 'community' member, and *guilty* of owning a luxuy car myself, we must work on our modesty - and not just mode of dress...

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:46 AM Be careful Says:

I Remember about 25 years ago when a shul and rabbis house in Connecticut were firebombed and everyone started screaming anti semetism. It turned out that the firebomber was a deranged Yeshiva Bochur on leave from a mental hospital. So maybe it is wise not to jump to conclusions.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

jews wake up and smell the coffee time to get ready to leave america. at least everyone should have a passport so they could leave in time of need.

We're right behind you.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM Anonymous Says:

No one saw cars burning at night on Ocean Parkway? How is it that people woke up to this and didn't know it was happening while it happened?

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM Benjey Says:

Kristallnacht -- literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938, throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM homell Says:

I think they just remind us about ''kristal night" i Germany , which anniversary was just Yesterday .

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM Benjey Says:

Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, and also Reichskristallnacht, Pogromnacht, and Novemberpogrome, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938.[1]

Jewish homes were ransacked, as were shops, towns and villages, as SA stormtroopers and civilians destroyed buildings with sledgehammers.[2] Around 1,668 synagogues were ransacked, and 267 set on fire. In Vienna alone 95 synagogues or houses of prayer were destroyed.[3]

Martin Gilbert writes that no event in the history of German Jews between 1933 and 1945 was so widely reported as it was happening, and the accounts from the foreign journalists working in Germany sent shock waves around the world.[2] The Times wrote at the time: "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenceless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday."[4]

The trigger of the attacks was the assassination of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew in Paris, France. Kristallnacht was followed by further

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:05 AM Anonymous Says:

These culprits probably from a surrounding gentile neighborhood will be apprehended in short order. Virtually every house on that block has full coverage perimeter closed circuit video cameras which the NYPD are no doubt reviewing.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM Daniel Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

jews wake up and smell the coffee time to get ready to leave america. at least everyone should have a passport so they could leave in time of need.

Leave to where? In golus anti-semitism is EVERYWHERE. Israel is also in golus. And in Israel the anti-semitism by Arab terror is worse than anywhere in chutz l'aaretz.

You can run, but you can't hide. You are a Jew. You will suffer. Anywhere. The ONLY solution is Moshiach.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 01:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Do not compare this to Germany. These were a couple of wild teenagers most likely drunk. The problems in Germany already started in 1933. The problem was the nazis had an army, they were the govt!

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 01:01 PM Turismo Says:

Anti-Semetic? Yes. Appalling? Yes.

But drawing parallels to Nazi Germany after the occasional hate crime (committed by fringe minorities) is a bit over-the-top. Yes, this is a very serious matter, but quit being overly dramatic. These kind of dramatic parallels only serves to downplay the severity of the horrors that took place in Nazi era Germany.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM Yossi Says:

Walmart has a big sale on Luggage now...Time to pack up and leave to Mars or Jupiter ..Where else are we gonna run and call it Safe.?

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM MosheM Says:

How did the Klozeburge Ruv zt"l say? "S'ken geshehn in America oichet"

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM KevinTheMevin Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

horrific!!! its creeping up on us the way it did in 1939,

How many holocausts were there in history? no need to keep living like your expecting another holocaust every day. there was antisemitism throughout history and we can address it.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 01:53 PM yussi Says:

when the whole economy is hurting us jews dont have to live like royalty
and cause animosity towards us.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 01:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
flatbushmm Says:

i see that this is the block by the cemetary. these cars are usually parked by pp from the apartment buildings nearby. I bet none of those cars were owned by a jew

Wrong.

The cemetery is between J&L. This is between I&J. In fact, it looks like it is on the east side of Ocean Parkway (notice there isn't a bike lane) and the cemetery is on the west side of Ocean Parkway.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 02:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Secular Says:

Hatred yes

Ignorance?

Absolutelt! It is ignorant to believe jews control the economy and the banks and all the other things they blame us for.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 02:03 PM Mayor Mike ? Says:

Is our Mayor home?

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 02:05 PM SherryTheNoahide Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

Dude get a grip. No one is denigrating the poor or calling poor people parasites and vermin. Oh yes the people that quit there jobs to protest 'rich' not paying enough while they already loose half of the money they work hard for so PARASITES can buy a bigger tv are the epitome of vermin and parasites. Get a life.

The general, overall attitude from one person to their fellow human being, is the LOWEST it's been in this country in a while! Hello! Maybe you need to wake up to what's going on outside your door!

We generally treat each other terribly, mistrust one another for NO OTHER REASON than our race, ethnicity, culture, etc. there's violence against children everywhere & now your own people are beginning to be targeted & singled out & you AREN'T worried?!

Well, me & my family will worry enough for the both of us then, because I'm certainly not immune to what I am seeing on tv & in the news every day! It's getting scary out there for the Jewish community & I won't apologize for praying about it!

And we ALL need to wake up to what others are doing sure...but also wake up to what *We* are doing personally as well!

We all need to be more diligent in paying attention to how we treat one another, how we talk to each other, etc. Do we have baseless hatred in our hearts for our fellow man? Do we behave as children & name-call one another all the time & create Chillul HaShem every day non-stop... or do we try our best to check our greedy instincts, etc?

THESE THINGS MATTER!

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 02:16 PM AnonN Says:

Reply to #27  
KevinTheMevin Says:

How many holocausts were there in history? no need to keep living like your expecting another holocaust every day. there was antisemitism throughout history and we can address it.

while i agree that this is a random incident and the parallels to nazi germany are unwarranted, your lack of understanding of Jewish History is sad.
Starting with the churban beis hamikdash in 70 AD where hundreds of thousands of jews were killed, crusades in1096 in Europe, chelminitsky in 1648 (250K killed), the spanish inquisition, blood libels and so on.
We might only call one "the holocaust", but there have been many times when large percentages of Jews were murdered just for being jewish.

That said, you are correct, thank god we live in America where these things will never happen.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 02:28 PM A Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

These culprits probably from a surrounding gentile neighborhood will be apprehended in short order. Virtually every house on that block has full coverage perimeter closed circuit video cameras which the NYPD are no doubt reviewing.

From the photos it appears as if these cars were parked in front of the cemetery on Ocean Parkway. There are apartment buildings on both sides. If these buildings have cameras they'd be trained on their own property, not the cemetery next door.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 03:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #34  
A Says:

From the photos it appears as if these cars were parked in front of the cemetery on Ocean Parkway. There are apartment buildings on both sides. If these buildings have cameras they'd be trained on their own property, not the cemetery next door.

Can't you read? It happened between I&J not anywhere near the cemetary.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 03:19 PM ilovehashem Says:

i agree with #1 it is time to pack up & go home even the jews in germany didnt believe that the end is near we are in the times of mashiach & soon you wont even have time to get tickets or even beable to get out of this hell hole..get your passports ready yidden ..I am not jocking!!!!

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 03:19 PM qazxc Says:

Reply to #33  
AnonN Says:

while i agree that this is a random incident and the parallels to nazi germany are unwarranted, your lack of understanding of Jewish History is sad.
Starting with the churban beis hamikdash in 70 AD where hundreds of thousands of jews were killed, crusades in1096 in Europe, chelminitsky in 1648 (250K killed), the spanish inquisition, blood libels and so on.
We might only call one "the holocaust", but there have been many times when large percentages of Jews were murdered just for being jewish.

That said, you are correct, thank god we live in America where these things will never happen.

Sorry to burst your bubble but that is what the poilisher rebbehs said about Poland (Po Lin, we can stay here safely until the geulah shelaimah), the Hungarian Rebbehs said about Hungary and of course what good yekkeh ever admitted it could happen in Deutschland?

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 02:38 PM 1TOUGHJEW Says:

Its time for us to wake up anti semitism is on the rise, just like in europe jealousy of Jewish success spawned resentment and "a fringe" lunatic yemach shemam brought a nation against us, we must take this as a wake up call from above, if a leave doesn't fall from a tree for no reason, what is this telling us, its time for Achdus, Shmiras Halashon, and love for our fellow brethren, also as jews we must show that we maintain respect when dealing with our neighbors, and most of all we can't hide our heads in the sand like an ostrich, we need to be vigilant prepared and strong as a people, through our prayers and bderech hateva, we need to be cognizant of our surroundings and be prepared to stand up and defend our nation, a thursday night on o.p i and j someone had to have seen something,,,,,not vigilanti-ism,,,,,vigilance.......kudos to the NYPD for their assertive response and our brethren in Shomrim who will no doubt spend endless volunteered hours looking out for our community,,,,,G-D BLESS and Shabbat Shallom

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 04:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
flatbushmm Says:

i see that this is the block by the cemetary. these cars are usually parked by pp from the apartment buildings nearby. I bet none of those cars were owned by a jew

you have no idea what you are talking about. the cemetery is more thana few avenues away. And by the way, you would lose your bet.

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 Nov 11, 2011 at 04:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

These culprits probably from a surrounding gentile neighborhood will be apprehended in short order. Virtually every house on that block has full coverage perimeter closed circuit video cameras which the NYPD are no doubt reviewing.

You don't know what you are talking about. "virtually every house on that block has full coverage ...."? you are dreaming.

And for the record, every is getting excited about this new pogrom, but why would they pick Ocean Parkway instead of Boro Park or Williamsburg, for instance?

Who wants to bet that there is some personal animosity between someone and the owner(s) of those luxury cars, and it was intended to look like a hate crime?

Otherwise, this makes no sense whatsoever.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM shufradeshufra Says:

Reply to #22  
Daniel Says:

Leave to where? In golus anti-semitism is EVERYWHERE. Israel is also in golus. And in Israel the anti-semitism by Arab terror is worse than anywhere in chutz l'aaretz.

You can run, but you can't hide. You are a Jew. You will suffer. Anywhere. The ONLY solution is Moshiach.

That's nonsense.
Jews should be able to defend themselves wherever they are, including America. And Israel by definition isn't golus. That's just a moral justification for not moving there. Don't kid anyone.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 02:26 PM maersk Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

jews wake up and smell the coffee time to get ready to leave america. at least everyone should have a passport so they could leave in time of need.

and go where exactly??

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 05:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #40  
Anonymous Says:

You don't know what you are talking about. "virtually every house on that block has full coverage ...."? you are dreaming.

And for the record, every is getting excited about this new pogrom, but why would they pick Ocean Parkway instead of Boro Park or Williamsburg, for instance?

Who wants to bet that there is some personal animosity between someone and the owner(s) of those luxury cars, and it was intended to look like a hate crime?

Otherwise, this makes no sense whatsoever.

You sound like a real piece of work with your moronic quote: "Otherwise this makes no sense whatsoever." You really believe that no one who travels along Ocean Parkway and sees the ostentatious homes and cars is not a rabid anti-Semite wishing to do you harm? Also, the mansions do indeed have state of the art security systems with cameras. The culprits will soon be caught and you will eat your words.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 06:15 PM Anonymous Says:

When Rabbi Kahana (z'l) and the JDL were around, they used to have patrols, which would protect Jewish neighborhoods, and Shuls. In a number of instances, they would wait for the vandals, and then deal with them. It is too bad that there are no similar Jewish patrols at night in Jewish areas, today. Incidentally, I thought that the area on Ocean Parkway, between Avenue I and Avenue J, was in the 70th Precinct, and not the 66th? For those of you who are causing panic by urging Jews to leave the USA, I say that you are misguided. Unless one lives in a gated community, or has guards with them 24/7, there is no community on the face of the earth, which is safe. In many Latin American communities, there are steel gates and guards in front of many homes. This is not the first time that such incidents of this kind have occurred. In 1959, there were a whole host of swastika smearing and anti-semitic graffiti painted all over the NYC metro area. It was much more widespread at that time.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 06:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #44  
Anonymous Says:

When Rabbi Kahana (z'l) and the JDL were around, they used to have patrols, which would protect Jewish neighborhoods, and Shuls. In a number of instances, they would wait for the vandals, and then deal with them. It is too bad that there are no similar Jewish patrols at night in Jewish areas, today. Incidentally, I thought that the area on Ocean Parkway, between Avenue I and Avenue J, was in the 70th Precinct, and not the 66th? For those of you who are causing panic by urging Jews to leave the USA, I say that you are misguided. Unless one lives in a gated community, or has guards with them 24/7, there is no community on the face of the earth, which is safe. In many Latin American communities, there are steel gates and guards in front of many homes. This is not the first time that such incidents of this kind have occurred. In 1959, there were a whole host of swastika smearing and anti-semitic graffiti painted all over the NYC metro area. It was much more widespread at that time.

Ocean Parkway between I & J does indeed have a private security patrol called M&M. Where was M&M?

A few blocks north there are several registered sex offenders living on Lawrence Avenue, also you can always find an assortment of crazed eastern european types bicycling

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 08:42 PM LIVEINISRAEL Says:

Reply to #22  
Daniel Says:

Leave to where? In golus anti-semitism is EVERYWHERE. Israel is also in golus. And in Israel the anti-semitism by Arab terror is worse than anywhere in chutz l'aaretz.

You can run, but you can't hide. You are a Jew. You will suffer. Anywhere. The ONLY solution is Moshiach.

Daniel is correct that Israel is in Golus but he is wrong about anti-semitism by Arab terror being worse than anywhere in chutz l'aaretz. Those of us who live in Eretz Yisroel feel much safer than all those people who responded to this post. There are dangerous neighborhoods in Israel but so are half the neighborhoods in Brooklyn. We live in OUR land secure that HKB"H is watching over us - do you feel the same in Brooklyn?

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 Nov 13, 2011 at 03:02 AM concerned_Jew Says:

So how come all you New Yorkers don't push to have your gun rights restored? You can't even own a handgun in NYC, let alone carry one. Wake up and get your laws changed so you can fight back when they attack you.

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 Nov 13, 2011 at 01:18 PM Darth_Zeidah Says:

Reply to #20  
Benjey Says:

Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, and also Reichskristallnacht, Pogromnacht, and Novemberpogrome, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938.[1]

Jewish homes were ransacked, as were shops, towns and villages, as SA stormtroopers and civilians destroyed buildings with sledgehammers.[2] Around 1,668 synagogues were ransacked, and 267 set on fire. In Vienna alone 95 synagogues or houses of prayer were destroyed.[3]

Martin Gilbert writes that no event in the history of German Jews between 1933 and 1945 was so widely reported as it was happening, and the accounts from the foreign journalists working in Germany sent shock waves around the world.[2] The Times wrote at the time: "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenceless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday."[4]

The trigger of the attacks was the assassination of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew in Paris, France. Kristallnacht was followed by further

If you are incapable of any original thoughts, Benjey #20, and so feel it necessary to commit plagiarism by cutting and pasting material directly from Wikipedia, you might at least have the intelligence to edit it.

As things stand, Benjey #20, you have not even had the simple seichel to cover your tracks by editing out the footnote reference numbers!

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