Friday, 2 November 2018

Event Shut Down After Vandals Scrawl ‘Kill All Jews’ Inside Brooklyn Synagogue

A political event at a Brooklyn synagogue was canceled Thursday night after the discovery of graffiti in the building that said “Kill all Jews.” The event was billed as having Broad City star Ilana Glazer interview journalist Amy Goodman and New York state senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran at the Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights. But it was canceled after anti-Semitic messages were discovered on a stairwell at around 8 p.m. Thursday. “She didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space; potential sitting ducks,” said attendee Kathryn Gonzalez. “Especially given last weekend’s events and the upcoming election, the tension and fear feels heightened.” The incident happened less than a week after 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue—the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.

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