‘Proud Anti-Semite’ bumper sticker a sign of the times, ADL says

ABC 7 News

For most people, a bumper sticker reading “Proud Anti-Semite” would be disturbing. But one driver in Farmingdale had no problem proclaiming his stance, after a woman snapped a photo while driving her children home from a Girls Scout event on Route 110.  

Police say they are aware of who the driver is, but that there is often a fine line between hate speech and free speech.

The ADL reports a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents this year, and New York state now leads the nation with 267 “events” in 2017. That is a whopping 96 percent increase over the 199 incidents reported all last year across the state.

Most of these “events” involve vandalism and harassment, and on Long Island, District Attorney Madeline Singas has launched an innovative new program in which suspects are counseled by Holocaust survivors.

Eyewitness News spoke with 90-year-old Werner Reich, a survivor of Auschwitz, who so far has counseled two suspects about why it is wrong to scrawl swastikas on property. Reich knows the power of hate all too well.

“I ask them, ‘Do you know the meaning of a swastika?,'” he said. “And they look at me as if I’m an idiot. And they say no.”

Reich also goes around lecturing about his experiences to high school children and really anybody who will listen.

“It’s really eye-opening,” Singas said. “Because once they’re educated to that, they’re ashamed and embarrassed.”

Thursday marks the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, in which Jews throughout Nazi Germany were rounded up and murdered in 1938. The windows of Jewish-owned stores and synagogues were smashed, leaving the streets littered with shards of glass.

“All the different horrors he talked about, they don’t teach us the different horrors in school,” one Manhasset student said.

The anniversary makes Reich’s words that much more meaningful, and the statistics are powerful to say the least. Reich is just hoping to somehow make a difference.


12 thoughts on “‘Proud Anti-Semite’ bumper sticker a sign of the times, ADL says

  1. Don’t be a dick, and the noise will subside. Be dicks to humanity, and you’ll be run out of every country you enter.

  2. It’s unfortunate that, as with any group, many Jews have been mistreated for the acts of others. I don’t think history has addressed the reasons why the Jews are loathed.
    Hitler’s Nazi didn’t just out-of-the-blue decide to start exterminating Jews, there was a reason. Those that know the reasons have been reluctant to disclose them.
    That they killed Christ is often stated why antisemitism exists, however, I think that’s a foggy notion, and perhaps a distraction from more relevant issues.

      1. Thanks, Jolly. Quite comprehensive. Going back a little earlier, and from a Christian perspective, Douglas Reed wrote The Controversy of Zion. I’ve only read it half-way so far but find it riveting. Much history on “The Chosen,” pre-Karzarian. I can’t prove anything from early history so I just take what resonates as true and helpful. The book can be read on line for free here:



    1. That they killed Christ has NOTHING to do with the FACT that more and more gentiles are getting sick and tired of many (not all,, but many) Jews treating us like “cattle” (goyim – cattle), are getting sick and tired of “scholarly” Jews telling us “idiot” goyim that they had nothing to do with black and white slavery, are getting sick and tired of ADL-types telling us we must buy Israeli humus when Lebanese humus is better (the whole “must not boycott Israel” crap), are getting tired of Palestinians genocide, Christian Zionist heresy, wars for Israel, and I can think of a whole lot of other reasons being called “anti-semitic” is becoming a badge of honor.

      However, that they killed Christ is a huge reason Christians need to start checking out the evils in the anti-Christ Talmud–written by Christ’s enemies, the Pharisees (see Book of Sanhedrin for one).

  3. WAHHHHHHH!!!!


  4. The ppl who say theyre jews arent even semites…….so it cant be hate speech……look up who these ppl really are

  5. Find that story of cab driver Gabriel Diaz wears swastica back in 2014 Or the Henry Ford books and countless other opinions about nationalism. A step further would be The Fable of the Ducks and the Hens by George Rockwell. The event at Charlottesville opened a lot of eyes to history even if it was a staged hoax.

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