Trump Condemns 'Horrible' Anti-Semitism

تم نشره في Tue 21 February / Feb 2017. 01:00 AM
  • US President Donuld Trump - (Reuters)

"We have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms," he said while visiting an African-American museum in Washington.

"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centres are horrible and painful", he said.

The FBI is investigating following more threats on Monday.

"I will tell you that anti-Semitism is horrible and it's going to stop and it has to stop," Mr Trump said in an interview with NBC earlier on Tuesday.

Last week, 27 Jewish community centres in at least 17 US states reported receiving hoax bomb threats. On Monday 11 more were made across the country.

No bombs were found at any locations, and normal services resumed following building evacuations.

Police in the state of Missouri have opened an investigation after more than 100 headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery in St Louis, Missouri, on Monday evening.

Governor Eric Greitens posted a statement on Facebook calling the vandalism "despicable" and "a cowardly act".

In the Canadian city of Toronto, Mayor John Tory has condemned anti-Semitic hate notes left outside the homes of Jewish residents.

Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka - who has converted to Judaism and whose husband is Jewish - also condemned the threats.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been reports of threats to centres in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Delaware, Connecticut, Alabama, California, Maine, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, Wisconsin, Texas and Kansas.

The JCC Association of North America, which has received many of the threats, has since been reviewing its security plans.