Man brutally attacked in antisemitic assault in New York

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Man brutally attacked in antisemitic assault in New York

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A New York man was brutally assaulted in Central Park on Wednesday night in what appears to be the latest in a string of antisemitic attacks throughout the city.

The New York City Police Department said the victim, 62, was walking when a suspect hit him from behind. The victim hit the ground, causing him to receive a chipped tooth and a broken hand, according to the NYPD.

The suspect allegedly made antisemitic remarks to the victim and said “Kanye 2024” before fleeing on a bicycle with a bike trailer that had a sign reading “Hungry Disabled.”

NYPD described the suspect as an approximately 40-year-old man with a light complexion and a medium build and was last seen wearing a brown jacket, beige pants, white sneakers, and a multicolored hat.

NEW YORK MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME AFTER ANTISEMITIC ATTACK ON FATHER AND SON

This crime is among the latest antisemitic attacks in New York. On Dec. 7, a man was arrested and charged with hate crimes after shooting a Jewish man and his son with a BB gun. Jason Kish, 25, of Staten Island, was charged with assault as a hate crime, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, and assault in connection with the incident.

A slew of antisemitic messages and attacks have been attracting national attention in recent weeks after rapper Kanye West, known legally as Ye, began spewing violent messages across his social media and in interviews and met with white nationalist Nick Fuentes.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams has previously held news conferences condemning the hatred, stating that there is a “substantial increase” in antisemitic hate crimes across the city.

The Anti-Defamation League recorded 2,717 antisemitic attacks in the United States since 2021, which is up 34% from 2020. In New York City alone, the number is currently 278 from January 2022 to Dec. 4. In 2021, the total number was 182.

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On Monday, the league announced its support of the Biden administration working to find new ways to combat antisemitism. The league attributed much of the increase to West’s remarks, “as well as the failure of some political leaders to speak out against antisemitic conduct and statements from their peers.”

“It is critical for the American Jewish community, all Americans, and our international partners to see that the White House is dedicated to fighting back against rising hatred of Jews in society,” the league wrote.

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