Rep. Maloney Condemns Recent Wave of JCC Bomb Threats, Vandalism at Jewish Cemeteries
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement after news broke of bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers across 11 states, including New York, on Monday, and yet another incident of toppled and vandalized headstones in a Jewish cemetery.
“I am deeply disturbed by this wave of anti-Semitic actions in our country and repeat my call that the Department of Justice not only examine the recent bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers nationwide but also address the recent vandalism at two different Jewish cemeteries and the overall uptick in anti-Semitic crime across our country.
“Our diversity is our nation’s strength – we are not a nation of hatred and cannot stand for these terrible actions motivated by such biases. These threats made against innocent children who attend school and extra-curricular activities at JCCs nationwide are beyond unacceptable, and the vandalism of cemeteries, of individuals’ final resting places, is simply horrifying. I hope the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice.”