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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference on the mass stabbing attack on the Rabbi at home.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the attack with a machete-wielding man at a Hanukkah celebration in a New York rabbi ‘ s home Saturday night, an “act of terrorism” and urged to combat his condition, the rise of anti-Semitism and hatred.
Standing from the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in the city of Monsey on Sunday morning, Cuomo called the hatred on display in the night before, “an American cancer in the body politic.”
“This is intolerance meets ignorance meets the illegality,” he said, adding: “This is an intolerant time in this country. We see the anger. We see the hatred explodes.”
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No one was reported killed after the Rockland County attack, but several were injured, including the rabbi’s son – what was the last of about a dozen or so cases of violence against Jews in the area in recent weeks, including eight in Brooklyn and a fatal shot in Jersey City.
Monsey – a town of about 18,000 inhabitants, about 35 miles to the North, seen from New York City, reported a previous attack in the last month, when a 30-year-old man, was in prayer on his way to the morning beaten and stabbed to death, The Journal News Rockland County.
Like Saturday night, the New York police Department said the counter-terrorism Bureau, it was “closely monitoring” Saturday, the attack in Monsey. Gov. Cuomo said in a previous statement that he “investigate the management of the State police hate crimes task force immediately and use every tool available, the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
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In the Wake of the attack, other local politicians, and the President of the hopefuls spoke out against the recent wave of anti-Semitism.
New York Attorney General Letitia James also weighed in, declaring that she was upset “deeply” by the Saturday night attack that she has “zero tolerance for acts of hatred of all kinds.”
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, whose city has seen an increase in such attacks, vowed to prevent these from becoming “new normal”, the city will “use every tool we have to stop these attacks once and for all.”
De Blasio, the statement came after Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY, is the fault of local leadership and a “culture of acceptance” for the factors in the rise of attacks against Jews.
“The violent anti-Semitic attacks in New York caused by raw hatred, feckless leadership, a culture of acceptance, education and promotion of anti-Semitism, & reduction in quality of life,” Zeldin tweeted.
Sunday morning, Cuomo promised to do more than just talk.
“At the end of the day, it’s not just about words, it’s about action. And we have seen enough in New York,” he said. “This is egged on to violence by hatred. It is violence and I think that this is an act of domestic terrorism”.
Cuomo said that in the new year, he will propose measures to punish the perpetrators, the acts like this as the terrorists.
In addition to the measures of the government, the Guardian Angels watch group, founded by Curtis Sliwa in 1979, explained that they will be reported to patrol Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn on Sunday, NBC News.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also stated, “We are working with the local authorities, to help defeat this phenomenon,” offers “best wishes for recovery to the wounded.”
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and Julian Castro have expressed their support for the Jewish community.
“Anti-Semitism is a terrible scourge that has tweeted has no place in America,” Yang. “We must do what we can to prevent, punish and investigate these crimes and protect all who gather and worship in peace.”
“My thoughts are with the Jewish community, how they come to terms with what appears to be another hate-filled attack on humanity during Hanukkah,” Castro said. “We must combat growing anti-Semitism and hatred.”
Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and The Associated Press contributed to this report.