Jewish community speaks out against recent anti-Semitic messages displayed across Jacksonville

jacksonville, florida – Following anti-Semitic comments and tweets shared by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, sparked much controversy in America, Jacksonville has seen multiple anti-Semitic rhetoric across the region I have seen the emergence of

In the midst of the Georgia vs. Florida Game Day celebrations, an anti-Semitic message reading “Kanye was right about Jews” was projected across the TIAA Bank Field Saturday night.

Banners on the West Side Overpass, just off Chaffee Road and Interstate 10, read “End Jewish Dominance in America” ​​and “Honk Your Horn If You Know You’re Jewish.” Another anti-Semitic message was displayed on the

News4JAX spoke with the CEOs of the Jewish League and the Northeast Florida Foundation about recent messages.

Mariam Feist said that this is a hatred of Jews that has been going on for centuries and that the Jewish community is saddened by all this.

of The Worst Attack on Jewish Communities in U.S. History Occurred in 2018 Eleven people have died at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“It’s very sad and frustrating for the entire Jewish community. It’s been four years and no one has learned a lesson,” said Feist.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Freed released a statement on the banner on Saturday.

“As the leader of these institutions, I have a duty to speak out in times of crisis. The first step is to stop normalizing this behavior. Don’t normalize your anti-Semitic message on the road or anywhere else.Stay outraged, but use that anger for good.”

Feist said the Jewish Foundation contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the FBI, but did little for free speech.

“This should be a welcoming place for all faiths, all religions, all races, all creeds,” Feist said.

Feist said the coalition and foundation are creating community security directors who will oversee Jewish synagogues, schools and offices to ensure their safety and protection against possible physical attacks.

The Foundation is also working to create a Community Relations Council to be the voice of the Jewish community and reach out to elected officials about the hatred being cast upon them.

“I am a proud Jew and a proud American. I want to live and I want our community. “I wish I had an answer as to how we could stop all this, but this has been going on for centuries.”

“Start educating children of all beliefs and all walks of life to treat each other with respect and tolerance. That’s what makes America a melting pot. We’re all making a difference.” said Faist.

News4JAX has reached out to the JSO regarding the expected racist remarks, but has yet to receive a response.

Condemnation continues to mount after a series of anti-Semitic messages were posted last weekend and were widely viewed throughout Jacksonville. One of his targets for hate messages was a sold-out Georgia vs. Florida game.

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