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Hundreds attend Brooklyn rally for solidarity with Jews

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Published: 3 January 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Anti-hate rally draws people from across religions and races, as police find Monsey attacker kept journals with Hitler references; anti-Semitic graffiti daubed in London and Athens

Anti-hate rally in Brooklyn draws demonstrators from across religions and races (New York Daily News)
Some 150 people gathered at Grand Army Plaza in front of Brooklyn’s largest Menorah on Tuesday to pledge to “stand up” and “fight back” against hate crimes that have targeted Jewish communities.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and City Council member Brad Lander joined demonstrators who included members of Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Sikh communities.

"Stand up, fight back!” the crowd chanted, as well as “Jewish lives matter.”

The Chasidic response to the Monsey attacks? Nuanced debate about what comes next (JTA)

Monsey stabbing: Journals of attacker 'referenced Jews' (BBC)
The man suspected of stabbing five people at a rabbi's house in New York state on Saturday kept journals which included references to Jews, Hitler and anti-Semitism, authorities said.


Anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on London shops and cafes (BBC)
Anti-Semitic graffiti has been daubed on a synagogue and several shops in north London during the Jewish festival of Chanukah. South Hampstead Synagogue was among the premises targeted, with reports made to police on Saturday night. Police are treating it as a racially motivated hate crime.

Greek Jews express ‘deep sadness’ over anti-Semitic synagogue vandalism (Times of Israel)
Central Jewish Council of Greece calls on authorities to take ‘all measures’ to protect Jewish sites and combat anti-Semitism

Photo: People of all faiths and walks of life rallied together at Grand Army Plaza in front of Brooklyn's largest Menorah to support the Jewish community and to stand up against hate and violence. (Wes Parnell/New York Daily News)

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