Andrew Cuomo addressed the stabbing in the rabbi's house during the lighting of Chanukah candles • "Despicable and cowardly - anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds contradict our values" • The attacker was documented when he was arrested after the attack • At the Wiesenthal Institute, President Trump calls for establishing FBI anti-Semitism task force
Event scene // Photo: Reuters
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo // Photo: APP
In the United States and Israel, the winds are raging on Sunday following the stabbing event in New York, during which five people were stabbed, presumably against an anti-Semitic background. At noon (Israel Clock), the photo of the stabber (the photo in the tweet below) was first published.
In the morning, a gunman entered a home of the ultra-Orthodox community in the city of Monsey, New York, during the lighting of Chanukah candles, injuring five people - two of them humanely. The stabber himself was arrested and the background for the incident was checked.
#MonseyStabbing update ... in the meantime the @nytimes doesn't “know” the motive #Monsey pic.twitter.com/rx3tIS0kEj
- Baruch Sandhaus (@BaruchSandhaus) December 29, 2019
Stabbed after arrest
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was shocked by the stabbing of Jewish worshipers in Monsey Township. He said: "It was a disgraceful and cowardly act. I instructed the police to investigate the incident immediately, so that the attacker would account for his actions. Anti-Semitism and bigotry are contrary to our values, and we have zero tolerance for any act of hatred."
The Simon Wiesenthal Institute, whose heads are close to President Trump, calls him to form a special FBI task force to combat the wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the United States. In a special post released this morning, Rabbi Marvin Heyer (speaking at Trump's inauguration ceremony) and Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the institute write: "Enough and enough! Jews should live their lives in America without fear. The FBI should lead the fight against hate crimes. To the heads of the African American community to say her word against the wave of attacks. "
Last weekend, a 30-year-old African American woman slapped three women in Brooklyn and, in her investigation, admitted the background to the incident was anti-Semitic. Earlier this month, two members of the Hebrew black community entered the kosher grocery store in New Jersey in a shootout with the New Jersey Police Department. Two shooters and a police officer were killed in the incident and three people in the supermarket. After the incident, the two anti-Semitic correspondences were discovered.
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President Reuben (Ruby) Rivlin referred to the hate attack that occurred in New York City tonight: "I am shocked and shocked by the horrific attack in New York. Our prayers for a speedy recovery are given to the wounded. The rising anti-Semitism is not a problem of the Jewish people alone, certainly not of the State of Israel alone. Faced with this evil, the head is repeatedly raised and posed a real danger throughout the world. "
Deputy and chairman of the World Zionist Organization and anti-Semitism director in the national institutions Jacob Jacob said in response to the stabbing event in New York: "It is appalling to see Jews who are brutally harmed only because they are Jews. Require US administration to defend Jews, pass strict laws against Anti-Semitism is rising, enforcing existing anti-xenophobic laws and, most importantly, mandating anti-xenophobic programs in all schools. "
Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzhak Herzog: "This is an attempt at massacring Jews in cold blood in the heart of a warm and vibrant Jewish community that converted candles. The holidays of Israel have turned from light of feasts to feasts of darkness and fear for Jews around the world in the past year, the light of Chanukah has become a feast of bloodshed. Law enforcement agencies in the United States are making a huge effort to protect the Jewish community, but they must act resolutely and in a fierce war in the face of the massive and difficult rise of harsh and painful anti-Semitic revelations. "