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New York ‘Passionate’ About Fighting Anti-Semitism

District Attorney describes fight against anti-Semitism. ‘You live in Brooklyn, I’m going to expect you respect other people.’
By Eliran Aharon, New York
First Publish: 6/5/2013, 12:12 AM

New York City is passionate about fighting anti-Semitism, Brooklyn’s District Attorney told Arutz Sheva.



District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes shared his approach to racism and discrimination. “I do not tolerate any kind of violence against Jews, Christians, people of color, people’s sexual orientation. If you live in Brooklyn, I’m going to expect that you will respect other people,” he declared.

Hynes said he remains committed to “stamping out” anti-Semitism.

Other New York city leaders agree, he added. “Certainly [Mayor] Mike Bloomberg is someone who is passionate about fighting anti-Semitism. Certainly Governor Andrew Cuomo is also someone like that,” he said. “I do it in a direct way, because I run my office.”

Hynes also spoke about his personal ties to the Jewish community, dating back to his childhood, and his current elections campaign.