The Michigan house of U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, who’s Jewish, was defaced with “Nazi” graffiti.
An image of the tagging was posted on-line by Emanuel’s good friend, former adviser to President Obama David Axelrod, who denounced the antisemitic assault.
The image reveals a picket fence outdoors Emanuel’s Michigan house vandalized with the phrase “Nazis.”
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“This was scrawled on the fence outside the MI home of [Emanuel],” Axelrod wrote on X.
“It’s despicable. It’s disgusting,” Axelrod wrote. “It’s just one more flashing red light.”
“Stop the hate. Stop the antisemitism and Islamophobia,” he continued, warning “We know where it leads!”
Emanuel, the previous mayor of Chicago in addition to Obama’s former chief of workers, was nominated to be U.S. ambassador to Japan by President Biden in 2021 and assumed his put up in March 2022.
His father, pediatrician Benjamin Emanuel, immigrated to the U.S. from Israel with $13 in his pocket and arrange a profitable medical apply, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in 2019.
Former United Nations Human Rights Commission Delegate Jeffrey Robbins responded to Axelrod’s put up, warning that, sadly, “it is no longer where it leads.”
“Sadly, we are there,” Robbins wrote.
Fox News Digital reached out to the State Department for remark.
Emanuel instructed native press that his “family is very proud of how our friends, neighbors and the community have rallied to our support and in a singular voice in condemning hatred and bigotry.”
Emanuel additionally thanked “local law enforcement for their diligence, swiftness and seriousness in which they have addressed this crime.”
The graffiti comes amid an uptick in antisemitism throughout America following the lethal Oct. 7 shock terror assaults in Israel by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
Carolyn Normandin, the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Michigan, instructed Fox News Digital concerning the scenario on the bottom in her state. “We typically get [reports of] two to three incidents a week. In three weeks between Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, we got 61 [reports],” Normandin stated.
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She was hesitant to label this a greater than 600% improve in reporting, noting there have been duplicate stories of similar incidents. Nationwide, the ADL reported that antisemitic incidents rose 388% over the identical interval final 12 months.
In addition to quite a lot of threats delivered over social media, Normandin stated her workplace has vetted and responded to in-person assaults. In one incident, rocks have been thrown at Michigan Jews. In one other, a person referred to as a health care provider’s workplace and made threats associated to the battle in Israel in opposition to a Jewish doctor.
Fox News Digital’s Beth Bailey contributed reporting.