Daily Israel Report

NYC Rep: No Room for Apathy in the Face of Hate

Brooklyn politician Jumaane Williams says local anti-Semitism ‘very disturbing,’ calls for an end to apathy.
By Eliran Aharon, New York
First Publish: 6/18/2013, 11:37 AM

Anti-Semitic incidents in Brooklyn are “very disturbing,” local representative Jumaane D. Williams told Arutz Sheva.



Williams, who sits on the New York City Council, spoke out firmly against all forms of racism, anti-Semitism and homophobia.

“Unfortunately, human nature has always done things like this… I think government in New York City is doing what they can,” he said.

Ultimately, only the community can end hate, he said. Hate continues when people stand silently by, he warned.

Williams told Arutz Sheva what messages he would like to see Brooklyn residents, and all people, send in order to end hate crimes.