GIVE us a break already with these stories of
swastikas and synagogues.
the general public has now got the message. The ten-thousand
dollar reward that I offered for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the culprits behind the timely
desecration of two Jewish cemeteries in New Zealand has gone
unclaimed -- it seems that the community knows how to protect
It did not pass unnoticed that
the community did not actually put up any reward of its own,
although it was reported in the NZ media to be "considering"
"Community Carpet-bombed with
Cries of 'anti-Semitism' vanish after
NEW YORK -- More than 20 white, spray-painted
swastikas were found early Monday morning [October 18, 2004] in the
southern sections of Brooklyn and Queens [New York suburbs]. Two synagogues, two
Jewish community centers, a Jewish funeral home, a rabbinical
school, a medical building named after a Jew and numerous parked
cars were targeted.
Investigators with the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force swarmed over
the area before sun-up, dusting for fingerprints, photographing and
taking paint samples, then trying to remove the swastikas as quickly
as possible so that the ultra-sensitive minority would not have to
view the hated symbol of the Third Reich.
The Judeo-authorities say this crime spree was particularly
brazen because most of the synagogues and community centers have
security cameras that are on 24 hours a day.
"It's all one and the same pattern, it
appears," a hate-police spokesperson told the dozens of reporters
who had gathered outside one of the victimized synagogues. After
the morning service, curious Jews milled around hoping to see what
"I thought that with everything that's happening in the world
right now, that it was going to hit us and it did," moaned Lenore
Greenberg, 74, who learned of the incident from the rabbi during
"I'm angry, very upset, as are all of the congregants here," she
said, adding it was particularly galling that the vandalism occurred
on the Sabbath.
"It's just sick," said her husband, Jack Greenberg,
Local politicians were also on hand, taking full advantage of the
Congressman Anthony Weiner (pictured) told WCBS-TV's
Magee Hickey that someone had "carpet-bombed the community
with hate." With a post-nasal drip squeak he added, "We aren't going
to stand for it."
Meanwhile, Assemblyman Dov Hikind offered a $5,000 reward for information leading
to the arrest of the "anti-Semites" responsible.
By mid-afternoon, the elite "Hate Crime" Task Force had made
their arrest. Olga Abramovich, 49, of Brooklyn, was charged
with criminal mischief and "related crimes," police said. The woman
admitted targeting about 20 sites because she was angry at her
former husband, a Jew, for dumping her and marrying a younger woman.
An empty spray-paint can was found in the trunk of her vehicle.
Since the arrest, the media has dropped all mention of "hate" and
"anti-Semitism." The candlelight vigils have been canceled. The ADL
will not be issuing a press release.
New York, Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Woman Charged In Swastika Graffiti Spree
Police: Suspect Was Angry At Jewish Ex, New
NEW YORK (AP) A woman admitted shortly after her
arrest late Monday that she spray-painted swastikas in Jewish
neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens because she was angry about her
Jewish ex-husband's new wife, police said.
The woman, Olga Abramovich, 49, of Brooklyn, was charged
with criminal mischief and related crimes, police said.
Police said Abramovich admitted targeting about 20 sites, including several synagogues, because she was
angry at her former husband for marrying a younger woman. They said
she also marred two police cars because she was upset about
receiving a summons.
The vandalism was first reported early
Monday [October 18, 2004] at a medical facility in Brooklyn, where
white spray-painted swastikas marked a door and a
During a search of the surrounding area, police found the same
symbol on synagogues, Jewish schools, cars and a funeral home in
southern sections of Brooklyn and Queens. One of the cars belonged
to Abramovich's former husband.
Abramovich was in police custody Monday night and was unavailable
for comment. She was being cooperative, police said
The spray paint, which she bought at a Long Island mall flea
market, was found in the trunk of her vehicle, police said.
The swastika, a cross with its arms bent clockwise at right
angles, was the emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich.
© 2004 The Associated Press.
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