Cuomo calls anti-Semitic acts in New York 'reprehensible'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a recent rash of anti-Semitic acts in the United States is

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a recent rash of anti-Semitic acts in the United States is "reprehensible" and his state will have no tolerance for them. (3/6/17)

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is back in New York today after paying tribute to victims of the holocaust in Israel.

In a visit to Israel on Sunday, Cuomo said a recent rash of anti-Semitic acts in the United States is "reprehensible" and his state will have no tolerance for them.

The comments followed a series of vandalism attacks at Jewish cemeteries and more than 120 bomb threats to Jewish organizations in three dozen states since early January. In New York City alone, anti-Semitic hate crimes nearly doubled in the past year.

Speaking at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Cuomo says the incidents "violated every tenant of the New York State tradition."

He said the state has posted rewards and put together a special police unit to combat the phenomenon.

AP wires were used in this report. >

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