LA Jewish leaders urge President Trump to take action against anti-Semitism

PICO-ROBERTSON, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Local leaders of the Jewish community held a news conference to urge President Donald Trump to take action against anti-Semitic acts.

Rabbi Marvin Hier spoke at The Museum of Tolerance in Pico-Robertson Monday.

"We're now in an emergency situation and we call upon the president of the United States to order the FBI to have a task force on anti-Semitism to combat this cancer before it gets worse," said Hier.

The founder of the museum spoke about recent anti-Semetic hate crimes, most recently a stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration in New York.

A man is accused of invading a rabbi's home and stabbing five people during over the weekend. He is now facing federal hate crime charges after authorities found what they described as anti-Semitic materials in several journals and on the suspect's phone.

The attack was the latest in a string of violence targeting Jews in the region, including a Dec. 10 massacre at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey.
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