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Man Charged With Queens Swastika Spree

Swastikas at shul, public libraries in Queens neighborhood seen as malicious attack rather than kids’ prank.

11/08/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

UPDATED MONDAY NOV. 14

The Queens district attorney has charged a 40-year-old man with hate crimes, alleging that he is the vandal behind last week's swastika spree.

A swastika was promptly removed from outside of Tifereth Israel building. (Photo by Michael Datikash)

Idaho Chabad Center Vandalized

06/14/2011

The Chabad Jewish Center of Idaho in Boise was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

A spray-painted message discovered on the building on June 11 read “Zionism = Racism.”

Boise Police Lt. Kent Lipple told the Idaho Statesman that the vandalism would be considered a hate crime since its message was specific to a particular religion.

The Boise community has supported the Chabad center with phone calls, e-mails and visits, Chabad emissary Rabbi Mendel Lifshitz told the Idaho Statesman. Volunteers have offered to repaint the building’s wall.

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