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April 9, 2015 1:03 pm

Jewish Home in California Defaced With Antisemitic Graffiti; Power Lines Cut Before Attack

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Antisemitic graffiti on the garage of Jewish home in Mira Mesa, CA. Photo: KABC

A Jewish family in California has been gripped with fear after discovering their property was defaced with swastikas during the Passover holiday.

According to The Blaze, the electricity to Israel Dahan’s Mira Mesa home was turned off on Sunday night. When the father of three went outside to investigate, he discovered that his garage and vehicle had been spray painted with swastikas.

“In Jewish history, [swastikas] mean someone wants to kill us,” Dahan explained to KSWB.

According to Dahan, the family had recently moved to the United States from Israel to provide his daughters a better life.

Local reporter Dan Haggerty tweeted photos of the attack, adding that the couple’s three daughters currently sleep in one room – while their concerned father keeps a knife under his bed.

According to a report conducted by the Anti-Defamation League, 2014 saw a 21 percent increase in antisemitic incidents in the United States. California saw a largest increase of 29 percent – with 184 incidents recorded in 2014 compared to 143 in 2013.

Meanwhile KABC is reporting that the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

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  • Deborah

    Come back to Israel!!!

    • American

      Yeah, go back to Apartheid Israel and steal some Palestinian land. 🙂

  • Trish

    So much for providing your daughters with a better life. Come home, stupid.

  • moshe ben yonah

    If this occurred somewhere other than California, Mr. Dahan might be able to have a more reassuring item than a knife under his bed.

  • Monty Pogoda

    What makes Dahan think his daughters would have a better life in the U.S? He is totally mistaken or thinking of himself.

  • American

    Sort of the way IDF storm troopers defecate in Palestinian homes when they invade them. Karma. FREE PALESTINE!!!! 🙂

    • Otto Schiff

      Obviously a highly educated anti anti

      • American

        The truth hurts, right? FREE PALESTINE!!! 🙂

  • Dodie

    I’d be willing to bet a thousand bucks this is not related to judaism/antisemitism. This is gang related. This is not a swastikas, this is a modified one from a gang, and if you look, there is gang writing in the black paint. I am not in law enforcement. I did, however, spend 20 years teaching in high crime areas (by choice) and we always received training on gang activity. The information changes frequently. The shape of this symbol is wrong for a swastikas.

  • Annihilate amalek

    Annihilate amalek

    • American

      Amalek lives in Tel Aviv 🙂

  • Lynne

    The same thing happened to me in San Francisco many years ago. I too was afraid and felt I was being targeted. The police were able to find who did it – a teenager. As part of his sentencing, he (and his mother) had to meet with me and apologize.

  • Howie Subnick

    It is a shame it happened here. The correct security system and a GUN would have prevented this from happening. Drop me a note and lets see what I can help you with. Shalom

  • Israel is the ONLY safe place on earth for Jews. GOD will protect Israel, Jerusalem. God is with His own.

    • American

      God does not protect land thieves and baby killers. 🙂

  • Liz Crawford

    He needs a gun, and America needs to wake up! Some of our neighbors have had this happen, ongoing for YEARS, the police did nothing, and they finally had to move. 1928 redux. Sickening.

  • zbrk

    “According to Dahan, the family had recently moved to the United States from Israel to provide his daughters a better life.”

    Perhaps this is no longer a valid statement. Consider coming back home.

  • RobiMac

    And will the local police be doing something about it?

  • Disgusting and horrendous!
    Susanne (Sanne) DeWitt – Berkeley

  • Gregory

    We can thank the US Administration and liberal media for the rise of anti-Semitic accidents after broad anti -Netanyahu and anti-Israeli company for the last couple of years.

  • ralph levitt

    Buy firearms.

    • American

      Everyone has weapons in the US, this is not the West Bank. 🙂

  • RiverKing

    “Meanwhile KABC is reporting that the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.”


  • Leo Toystory

    Mr. Dahan should keep something more powerful than a knife.

  • Jeff Holman

    Where is the newly minted Jewish-loving Obama?

    Nothing to say Mr. Obama? Or is this not a hate crime in your eyes because it was against Jews? If it were a Muslim home you would have been on TV in a minute with outrage.

    It is very sad that Jewish families in America have to worry in their own country where they should sleep safely and securely.

    Let’s get these criminals of the street and in jail before they harm another family.

  • Well, San Francisco is an anti Semite city. So it is spreading.

  • Dear family

    You live in the only country on earth where it is still legal for a family to defend itself with firearms. I suggest you avail yourselves of that liberty while it still remains one.

    • American

      The same thing Palestinian families should do, right?