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March 16, 2015 8:11 pm

Great Neck Schools Warn of ‘Specter of Antisemitism’ After ‘Gassing Jews’ Facebook Post

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The school related Facebook page contained an antisemitic post. Photo: Facebook screen grab.

Great Neck Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas P. Dolan responded on Monday to a recent antisemitic post on a school-themed Facebook page, and linked the incident to the emerging “specter of antisemitism.”

The response follows a report in the New York Observer relating to the offensive post on the Great Neck South High School, Class of 2018 Facebook page.

The post featured what appeared to be a picture of a child, altered to appear as though the child were dressed as Hitler. The caption reads: “I’D RATHER BE GASSING JEWS RIGHT NOW.”

Great Neck Schools did not reveal the identity of the person who made the antisemitic Facebook post, but indicated that the individual was a student in another school district. Dolan assured the community that the student’s homeschool was contacted, the post removed, and the police notified.

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In a letter to the community, Dolan described the “major evil” of what he called the “specter of antisemitism and other forms of racism.” He also described the minor evil of anonymous Internet posts. The Superintendent promised to use education to eliminate hateful statements.

According to the Observer, there was a similar incident last year at another Great Neck school after a student painted a picture of “Adolf Hitler in full uniform, including swastika.”

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  • ‘”Freedom of speech’ is not the right to yell fire in a crowded theater””, And too many perpetuate old lies . For those who will invoke the Bible, Read Romans , and find what Aposte Paul wrote. Ref. : Rom.11.1,and please cease the voices of hate.

  • The Damnable Behaviors
    The evil voice read of here is unfortunately repeated ad infinitim.

  • Zakariah

    -If the photo was anti-Muslim, everyone would be defending it in the name of ‘freedom of speech’.

  • J. Brooks

    It is becoming socially acceptable in American society to blatantly publicize hatred of Jews and/or
    Israel. Look at our college campuses where there is violence in some cases against Jewish students. We need to be better prepared and prepare our kids. I fear that we are going to see more and more cases of this in American society. We are not people that want to provoke but we cannot tolerate this either. We are going to have to follow up on incidents and make sure that the authorities know we are serious about perpetuators being punished. We cannot let incidents be ignored in the hope that it won’t happen again; not in today’s world. We must also band together to fight this evil because folks it’s not going away unfortunately.

  • Chernasky

    Really brilliant, and another voice is heard from.I aks you what can be better.

  • Ilya Lavrenti

    The feeble-minded we shall always have with us. Teach the kids of Jewish contributions to American culture in music, e.g. Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Bernstein and even some of the rock and roll generation. In Medicine, Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin who immunized our children against polio, etc.. No other group in proportion to numbers have contributed more to this country in culture, science, medicine, economics and Nobel prizes in every field.

    • Kenneth Eisenberg

      They are not interested. you are still hung up with rational responses to irrational sicknesses. Get Medieval!!

    • Ita

      What about all the inventions and Nobel Peace Prizes. The internet and cell phones could not exist without Israeli inventions

  • Wm. J. Levy

    In Fl several years ago a school had a Kick–Jew Day where several Jewish students were kicked.

    I found out about it and contacted the ADL. Abe Foxman’s response?>

    SEMINARS SEMINARS? What would the blacks have done, or the Irish or the Italians?

    You know what they would have done. Kids wojuld have been expelled, the Prinicapal would have been fired and they whole school and their parents would be terrified.

    But no Jew is going to scare this school and so anti-Jew activity continues but Jews only have SEMIERS.

    AREN’T YOU TIRED AND FED UP WITH BEING HATED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND THEN YOU WONDER WHY.

    YOU ARE SO EASY TO HATE. BE STRONG AND BE TOUGH AND STOP ACCEPTING APOLOGIES.

    • Kenneth Eisenberg

      Yes, has anyone just thought about a@s-kicking responses?
      Everybody seems to just get their knickers twisted up over
      matters which can best be settled in the school yard, after school.
      No to seminars, no to lesson plans, they will just continue to hate!
      If you inject a ‘disproportionate’ fear into their hearts, you will get a much more satifactory reaction. You will also feel much much better.

    • I AM NOT A JEW

      THE REASON EVERYONE “HATES” THIS RELIGION (no one hates the religion) IS BECAUSE THESE JEWS WANT SYMPATHY, SERIOUSLY, THE SAME ACTIONS WOULD BE TAKEN IF IT WAS ANY OTHER RELIGION, THOUGH JEWS ARE MAKING IT A BIG DEAL. THERE WERE MORE PHOTOS (I go to gnshs), SUCH AS ONES TARGETING ASIANS, ALL WHITES, OTHER RELIGIONS, ETC…. DON’T FEEL SYMPATHY, ITS A REASON

      • Zakariah

        If the photo was anti-Muslim, everyone would be defending it in the name of ‘freedom of speech’.

      • Bill Channon

        Ah, IANAJ, what I hear you saying is that ‘these Jews’ ought to be rolling over in the gutter letting other people kick them and not squealing … ‘Not making it a big deal’? What kind of a human are you?

    • Pearl Belkowitz

      Abe Foxman was contacted…?? really! I contacted Abe Foxman when my son was in the Air Force Academy. A model student who also served his country in Afghanistan, my son was brought up on fabricated charged at the height of the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion…” my son also wore a hat with SuperJew on it.
      Foxman’s response? Silence.
      At the time I contacted him, he was to meet with head of the Academy.
      so as far as I’m concerned, Abe Foxman is for Abe Foxman. I wouldn’t count on him fighting or standing up for the common man.

  • Robert Davis

    SOCIALISM/LIBERALISM BREEDS ANTISEMITISM,COWARDICE, NAZISM, which is SOCIAlISM,INTIMIDATIONS etc. These are all the same faces of the socialist coin which is mainstream presently but not for long.Left wing culture MUST vanish one way or another included by a ww which can take varous forms terrorism and left wing propaganda being everywhere nowadays.Right wing defenderts should do the same against the left wing. It is Mussolini/ Franco against hitler! Better the first one than socialism.

  • steven L

    Jeffrey Goldberg story on the future of Jews in Europe is a NONE story and a WASTE of time.
    He should put his acts together and show some foresight and look into the growth of Antisemitism in the US. An inconvenient truth he may not be interested to explore, being a liberal Jew pro-Obama.

  • Dovid

    One would assume and hope he is not Jewish. The school and police should do a full psychological evaluation to see what’s going on inside his head and meet with the parents.
    His history teacher should give him a range of assignments starting with watching the film Night and Fog, visiting with 10 Holocaust survivors and hearing their testimony, and travelling to Auschwitz, Treblinka and Bergen-Belsen. Then maybe he won’t think the Holocaust is a laughing matter…

    • Mike

      none of the above. Someone should kick his ass!

  • yussi

    Not surprising at all because the powers that be in the schools don t have the guts to arrest and PROSECUTE these thugs. Instead they slap them on the wrist with a suspension when they should be made to pay a far more severe punishment.

  • Mireille Mechoullam

    Great Neck Schools Superintendent did the right thing. I only wish other schools take the same initiative.

    Thank you Dr Dolan for doing the right thing.

  • scared crackers

    Scared crackers talking as their numbers continue to decline to low double digits…

  • The problem remains that nobody knows how to avoid social crisis becoming uncurable psycho-pathological and anti Jewish paranoia….
    Intelligence has, alas, nothing to do with such mental disturbances…
    History proves it : Was M. Luther or Heidegger stupid ignorant idiots?
    The question is not even Education, as people from the best homes (Jews themselves!) seem to be at the same point of paranoia when their mental is ill.
    What then does remain as a solution? Fight, repression, control, and killing by wars these psychotics are regularly provoking…So we crushed Hitler and others…We have to be ready for it.. but cannot “pray” and make incantations to avoid it !

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