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StandWithUs Condemns Vandalism of Gandhi Statue

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

Richmond Hills, Queens, NY -- August 10, 2022


StandWithUs condemns the vandalism of the Mahatma Gandhi statue outside of a Hindu temple in Queens, NY and commends local community leaders for coming together to denounce this hateful act.


Picture provided by Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar's office show the statue toppled over outside the temple. ASSEMBLYWOMAN JENIFER RAJKUMAR'S OFFICE

An attack on one community is an attack on all, and we stand in solidarity with our friends in the Hindu community. Avi Posnick, Regional Director StandWithUs Northeast & New England, expressed his outrage, "There should be zero tolerance for these expressions of ethnic and religious intolerance. We stand with our Hindu community members and hope that through our unity, we can help erase the hate and ignorance which are at the root of these crimes."

Read More in The Gothamist HERE

About StandWithUs StandWithUs is an international, nonprofit, and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, challenge misinformation, and fight against antisemitism. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films, and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters and programs on seven continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and Australia. For the last eleven years, StandWithUs has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4-stars) and GuideStar (Platinum). standwithus.com and facebook.com/standwithus and twitter.com/standwithus and instagram.com/standwithus.


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