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Zeldin Denounces Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats, Hatred, Racism

February 23, 2017
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After an escalating of bomb threats against Jewish community centers nationwide and most recently, at the Anti Defamation League's Manhattan headquarters, Rep. Lee Zeldin has spoken out.

Zeldin sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey, regarding the latest rise of anti-semitic acts, including the targeting of dozens of Jewish Community Centers across the country that have received bomb threats from anonymous callers.

To view a copy of the letter, click here.

“Today, decades after the Holocaust, there remains a rising tide of anti-Semitism across our country and world. There has been an alarming rise in the number of reprehensible acts against the American Jewish community, specifically the anonymous bomb threats made by telephone and email against Jewish Community Centers across our nation," Zeldin, who is Jewish, said.

"Additionally, there have been many reported incidents of property crimes carried out with the intent to desecrate or destroy sacred religious symbols, which ultimately attempt to intimidate Jewish Americans. As key leaders responsible for our national security, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice must work to stop these acts of violence and hatred based on religion or race. These departments should also update Congress as to which specific steps are being taken to identify and prosecute the perpetrators for violations against the American Jewish community. None of us can say or do enough until terror, anti-Semitism, prejudice, hatred and racism is eliminated in every form.”