US Jews urge Congress to name envoy to combat anti-Semitism
Dan Lavie, Ariel Kahana
Fri Nov 30 2018
Dozens of Jewish groups called on Congress this week to complete work on two bipartisan bills aimed at targeting anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad....
...Also on Thursday, the New York City Police launched a hate-crime investigation after swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur were found scrawled on the office walls of a Jewish professor at Columbia University.
Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky said she was shocked by the vandalism of her office.
"I stopped for a moment because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing," she told local media.
The university said in a statement that it was "outraged and horrified by this act of aggression and use of this vile anti-Semitic symbol against a valued member of our community," and that it was "working with police to discover the perpetrator of this hateful act."