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In a synagogue in Brooklyn, disruptive hate messages were found on Thursday, the latest in a series of disturbing anti-Semitic incidents across the country.
Graffiti in the Union Temple on the Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights read "Kill All Jewish" and "Hitler" as well as another terribly insulting language.
The police say some of it is written in a staircase with black markings, and vandalism forced the rejection of a political event because people felt threatened.
A "Get Out the Vote" event, hosted by Broad City actress Liana Glazer, was canceled as a result.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said graffiti is the worst hatred and the NYPD will find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Governor Andrew Cuomo instructed the Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate and released the following statement:
"I am disgusted with the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti in a Brooklyn prayer house, and at a time when the nation is still stumbling from the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, New Yorkers are standing in line with the Jewish community and the United States States Together Against Hatred in All Its Forms: In New York we have no tolerance for discrimination in our laws or in our minds.I have instructed the state's task force hate crimes to investigate this heinous act and those responsible to the full extent of those responsible As Governor, I also do everything in my power to ensure that our religious institutions are free of violence and intolerance, and this week we announced the introduction of an additional $ 10 million in support programs to reduce the costs of violence to protect non-public schools and cultural facilities in New York n centers, including religious institutions. The disgusting rhetoric and heinous violence in this nation has reached a fever, tearing America's strings and having to stop. In New York we have it The community is forged through chords of community and we will always stand together against hatred and discrimination. "
The NYPD says half of all hate crimes in the city are against Jewish people, and the number of incidents has increased this year.
Earlier this week, Eyewitness News reported on swastikas and the N-word drawn on some brown stones in Garden Place.
In this last case, there are no arrests so far.
Jewish leaders are calling for people of all faiths to go to the Shabbat services to assist the victims in Pittsburgh.
It was the worst attack on Jewish people in American history.
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