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Latest information about damaged headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis provoked reactions to condemn the anti-Semitic actions. The U.S. President Donald Trump called the actions “horrible,” responding to criticism that the White House did not denounce the threats to Jewish institutions.
“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible, are painful, and a very sad remainder of the work that still must be done to rude out hate and prejudices and evil,” Trump said after the visit to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Hillary Clinton reacted calling Trump mentioning presidential official handle on Twitter. “Jewish Community Centers threats, cemetery desecration and online attacks are so troubling and they need to be stopped,” Clinton tweeted.
More than 170 Jewish graves were toppled at a cemetery in Missouri and on Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported on threats against the Jewish Community Centers in different states. Police in University City launched an investigation. A groundskeeper found gravestones overturned when he arrived at the cemetery on Monday. The site, established in 1888, represents historic evidence for the activities and help by the Russian Jewish community in St. Louis.