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Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Kristallnacht" in Highland Park, New Jersey - Anti-Semitism Act from Nazi Days

Nadene Goldfoot
A resurgence of "Kristallnacht" happened on Tuesday night where 5 Jewish stores were hit; two kosher restaurants, two Judaica stores and a hardware store owned by a Jew without identifiable Jewish symbols on the building.  The fact must have been known that the owner was Jewish.  Also that night the city experienced smashed windows on Rutgers U campus at Hillel House. 

One man was held responsible and was sent for psychiatric evaluation, a Richard Green of New Brunswick.  He was charged with criminal mischief with a penalty possibly of 18 months in prison and a fine of $10,000. 

Before the big hit, a local falafel shop was threatened earlier with a "2nd Kristallnacht."  Kristallnacht happened in Germany on November 10, 1938 which means the night of broken glass, and was an actual pogrom.  Thousands of Jewish stores and synagogues were destroyed in it.  This was the start of the Nazi Holocaust in Germany.  Anti-semitic events happened from 1933 to 1945.

  David Lev points out that this Kristallnacht took place on Tuesday, November 29, the anniversary of the 1947 U.N. Partition vote making Israel a state.  Therefore, I realize that this hatred for Jews is instigated by a hatred for Israel by the Palestinians who are raining down missiles in southern Israel from Gaza.  Green may not be member of Hamas, but he certainly is a meshugana sympathizer with them.  There is so much material out on the web and in books against Israel, that I see boycotting and divestment groups,  such as the Socialists for one, and some Christian denominations  in the USA working against Israel.  Therefore, this is really not a surprise.  It's a terrible disappointment, but not a surprise.  The Palestinian Authority (PA)  knows that Israel exists but rejects its right to exist. 

Unlike the first Kristallnacht, this one will not be allowed to continue, for this is still the United States.  One kook will not spoil our land, but it would be good if police would be more aware of this episode now.
Reference: Arutz Sheva  Arrest Made in Highland Park "Kristallnacht" by David Lev

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