Anti-Semitic graffiti painted in Brooklyn neighborhood


Swastikas and the words “Die Jews” were painted on a driveway in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday night. Swastikas were also painted on a nearby apartment building. On Sunday morning, swastikas were found painted nearby on the Yeshiva of Brooklyn building.

Midwood has been the site recently of several anti-Semitic incidents, including a subway sign changed to read “Avenue Jew” and the torching and graffiting of several Jewish-owned cars, which is now being investigated as an insurance scam. 

The attacks come on the heels of the firebombing of a synagogue in Rutherford, New Jersey.

“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and people are justifiably very concerned and upset,” New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said in a statement. “Almost every day, there seems to be another incident reported. The police have hardly made an arrest in any of these cases. I am calling on the NYPD to use every resource available to apprehend the person(s) responsible for these heinous acts so that people in the community can once again have peace of mind.”