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Engel Statement on Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Westchester Holocaust Memorial

Engel Statement on Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Westchester Holocaust Memorial

 

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

 

“Another sickening act of Anti-Semitism, this time at the Garden of Remembrance Holocaust Memorial in Westchester, on Yom Kippur eve, one of our holiest days in the Jewish faith. This follows three successive incidences of Anti-Semitism in Scarsdale, New Rochelle, and Pelham. These despicable acts must be condemned in the strongest possible terms and brought to an immediate halt. All of us have a moral responsibility to make sure our words and actions are combatting this hate, not fueling the fire. That includes the President, who continually stokes the flames of intolerance for his own political fortunes. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism—none of it can be allowed to proliferate here in our community.

 

“As a member of Congress and a Chair of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, I will continue to fight the scourge of anti-Semitism, and any form of hatred, that is rising in this country. Ignorance breeds intolerance, and the best way to counter ignorance is with education. Congress should move quickly to pass the Never Again Education Act, a bill I am proud to cosponsor, which would increase funding for educational programs about the Holocaust.”

 

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