Jewish Journal


January 16, 2012

N.Y. Jew suspected of anti-Semitic attacks


When I saw the headline “Jew charged with N.Y. anti-Semitic attack; motive unclear,” I suspected that the New York Times had made a mistake. This story must have been about the New Jersey Jew charged with smashing the windows of five Jewish-owned businesses back in November.

Nope. Same story. Different guy.

The N.Y. Jew’s name is David Haddad, and it’s not clear why he’s so mad with other Members of the Tribe. NYT reports:

In December, an 80-year-old Jewish woman in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn received several phone calls in which the caller made anti-Semitic threats. On Thursday, a 78-year-old Jewish woman living nearby received a similar call.

Last week, in the Penn South co-op complex in Chelsea, home to many elderly Jews, several residents found swastikas on their apartment doors. Another resident there received an angry phone call.

The police said Monday that they had charged David Haddad, 56, of Penn South with aggravated harassment as a hate crime in connection with those acts. The police said that Mr. Haddad is himself Jewish, and that he knew all the victims, at least two of whom are his relatives.

No motive yet.

Read the rest here. JTA also has some details about Haddad’s alleged actions.

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