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Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Headstones were found toppled in a Brooklyn Jewish cemetery Sunday morning, ABC7NY reported.

Headstones toppled at a cemetery that serves the Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, were determined to be due to neglect, not vandalism. Hikind said he has spoken with the New York Police Department on scene, but officials with the cemetery said that there was no vandalism, and that perhaps the damage was caused by wind or something else.

Asssemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted Saturday that more than 40 tombstone at Washington Cemetery, at 5400 Bay Pkwy.in Mapleton, were pushed over in an act of apparent vandalism.

Bomb threats have been phoned into Jewish community centers, schools and other institutions in recent weeks as well.




'New York state by its definition is a celebration of diversity, it accepts all, we believe in the spirit of inclusion and we live by discrimination of none.

He'll also host a New York State-Israel Economic Development working lunch with the mayor of Jerusalem.

Authorities last week arrested and charged Missouri resident Juan Thompson, 31, in connection with at least eight of the threats. "It is disgusting, it is reprehensible, it violates every tenet of the New York State tradition", he said in comments released by his office.

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