While visiting Israel's Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo condemned the anti-semitism acts in the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, on a visit to Israel's Holocaust memorial, pledged on Sunday (March 5) to take action against anti-semitic acts in the U.S. amid reports of fresh vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn. "We must have zero tolerance for any abuse or discrimination of any fellow human being," Cuomo said at the end of a tour at the 'Yad Vashem' museum in Jerusalem. "It is disgusting, it is reprehensible, it violates every tenant of the New York state tradition," he said. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who accompanied the governor, said: "Jews must be safe wherever they are, wherever they are in the world, especially and specifically in the United States." Cuomo's visit came only hours after reports of another act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. It said that several headstones were knocked over, and the NYPD was investigating. It was the fourth known case of a Jewish cemetery desecration in the U.S. in the past two weeks, but it was yet to be known whether it was motivated by anti-Semitism.