May 21, 2021 — Today Zach Iscol unequivocally condemned recent anti-Semitic hate crimes, including violent attacks on visibly Jewish individuals, among them a 23-year old man assaulted yesterday evening by a gang of protesters in Times Square and an Iscol campaign aide who was spit on last week for wearing a Magen David necklace, also in Times Square.
Said Iscol, “I’ve stood in solidarity with all communities – marching with Black Lives Matter, against anti-Asian and anti-Muslim hate. The silence I hear from City leadership is deafening. This is getting out of hand, my own campaign aide has had to hide any sign of their Jewish faith for fear of other attacks.
Mayor De Blasio needs to get ahead of this before it gets worse. That starts with convening religious leaders and other community stakeholders. New York City is a place of refuge, a place of inspiration, and hate has no home here.”
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