Protesters protesting against vaccination orders showed David a swastika and yellow star on Sunday outside the office of New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, a Jew.
Crowds gathered in the Bronx to protest a Dinowitz-sponsored Democrat-funded bill, which requires children to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to attend school. The rally was organized by Rob Astorino, a Republican candidate for the presidency.
The protester is wearing a yellow David star outside the Aspirateman's office of Jeffrey Dinowitz.
The protester is wearing the yellow Star of David outside the office of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
Dinowitz condemned the display of the signs as "disgusting and annoying."
"I am outraged and outraged by the anti-Semitic images brought to my office by those who supported Rob Astorino's campaign to be a failed gubernatorino," Dinowitz said in a statement Sunday. "People are free to express their views on vaccination policy or anything but I draw a line in swastikas. ...
"[T] standing next to the swastikas and the Yellow Stars of David outside the office of the Jewish legislature shows a lack of integrity and acceptance of extreme right wing extremism. This is not New York that needs a Ruler," he added.
Dinowitz asked Astorino to "throw away with strong words" anti-Semitic signs and give them a platform.
Dinowitz doubled in his policy of adding Covid vaccines to the list required for schooling in the province, saying, "I refuse to be demoted by anti-Semites or science fiction."
"Vaccine requirements have a positive impact on vaccination rates, and vaccination rates have a positive impact on reducing mortality and hospitalization due to preventable diseases," he said.
Astorino, who was twice in charge of Westchester County, spoke Monday against a woman holding a swastika symbol comparing the vaccination requirement to Nazi Germany.
“I just did not see the sign, the woman in charge had a different sign when I met her before the event. No matter who the woman was or was there, if I saw a sign I would stand up and remove it. It should never be, ”he said on Twitter.
Astorino's office did not immediately respond to a request for NBC News for further comment.
Surprising signs led to the outcry of New York politicians.
"This apparent manifestation of antisemitic hatred is disgusting, and I stand with @J JeffreyDinowitz in rejecting this shameful, unacceptable act in the Jewish community," New York Attorney General Letitia James, governor of the Democratic Alliance, said Monday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat who reportedly considered running for governor, criticized the signs as "an insult to our Jewish community, especially our Holocaust survivors who have experienced real pain."
Dinowitz has successfully vaccinated guidelines in the past.
He co-sponsored a bill in 2019, which was signed into law, which barred religious freedom from vaccination requirements in schools following a measles outbreak that affected many Orthodox Jewish communities in New York.