CEDARHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Elected officials on Long Island are taking a stand against Antisemitism.
Democrats and Republicans united in Cedarhurst on Friday morning to condemn the recent hate crime attacks.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
“We will do everything we can at the federal, state and local levels of government because we are all New Yorkers and an attack on one religious, racial or ethnic group is an attack on all of us,” Rep. Kathleen Rice said.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
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“No matter what else you hear going on in Washington, when it comes to the issue of Antisemitism, we stand as one. This has to be destroyed. It has to be crushed,” Rep. Peter King said.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
Rice says the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $1.7 million to improve security for 17 Jewish organizations in Long Island’s fourth Congressional District.