New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released the following statement and condemns Series of Anti-semitic hate crimes in New York City and across the state
“I am sickened by the series of anti-Semitism acts in New York City and across the state, including the vandalism of a Synagogue on Staten Island and several kosher restaurants throughout the city, as well as ongoing harassment of members of our Jewish community. This behavior does not represent who we are as New Yorkers, and the cowards responsible for these despicable acts are only seeking to divide and intimidate us – but we will never let hate win.
“The New York State Police have increased patrols at downstate synagogues, schools and other Jewish community facilities and is conducting outreach to Jewish communities to help address any security concerns amid this spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes and increased tensions caused by the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“During these troubling times, we will continue to do everything in our power to protect our Jewish brothers and sisters and stand united against hate in all its forms.”