Anti-Semitic Flyers Left At Jewish-Owned Store In Westwood
A Jewish store owner was shocked to find anti-Semitic flyers, with swastikas and the words "WARNING" and "WANTED" emblazoned on them, left underneath the door of his Westwood business early Tuesday morning.
The store owner, whose identity and business have not been named, was "deeply very sad" at the discovery. He turned to a local rabbi at the Chabad House across the street from the UCLA campus for solace.
Rabbi Boruch Cunin thinks the leaflets are a part of the "dramatic upsurge in violence and vitriol against Jews" that the Anti-Defamation League says is happening worldwide as a result of the latest conflict between Israel and Gaza. Unless the perpetrator(s) were to step forward, Cunin says that it'd be impossible to trace the flyers back to anyone, according to CBS 2.
The crudely rendered, D.I.Y.-looking flyers also seem to bear a resemblance to flyers left around NoHo and Valley Village back in June.
"This is ridiculous. My boyfriend’s Jewish, I have so many Jewish friends, there’s a Jewish frat down the street, and I cannot believe this is happening," said UCLA student Shannon Charrette.