Antisemitic Messages in Westerville Neighborhood

A Westerville family said someone wrote an anti-Semitic message near their driveway Sunday. Lara Palay told NBC4 her husband woke up to see the word “Jew” written out in shaving cream in front of their house.

They initially thought nothing of it until they heard about what happened to their neighbors. “It was really shocking, and at first we thought maybe it was a prank although that’s a weird prank to play,” said Palay. “Then on a neighborhood app I found out that a couple of streets over houses had Nazi literature left overnight on their lawns.”

Others in that same neighborhood woke up to packets of  pro-Nazi information in their yards.

Neighbors I spoke with say around 30 houses had pro-Nazi literature left in their front yards.

It’s the same literature that was left in Clintonville just a few weeks ago.

Palay said she did go to police and urged others who received the unwanted information packets to do the same.


CST Antisemitic Incidents Report January – June 2017

CST  (community security turst) recorded 767 antisemitic incidents across the UK in the first six months of 2017, a 30 per cent increase on the 589 incidents recorded in the first six months of 2016. This is the highest total CST has ever recorded for the January-June period of any year. The second highest total was in 2009, when CST recorded 629 antisemitic incidents. CST has been recording antisemitic incidents since 1984. Take a look at their statistics and findings.


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