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Las Vegas area Temple targeted by Aryan Nation; Students build Swastika in week of anti-Semitic rage

Updated: Dec 19, 2021

Two separate incidents of anti-Semitic bigotry rocked the Vegas Valley Jewish community this week.

The first, a widely reported video showing Doral Academy High School students thrusting forth Nazi salutes while sitting around a Swastika sent shock waves through the world of K-12 education.

This was followed by a vicious attempt at intimidation against a Jewish Temple. Flyers from the Phoenix based Aryan Nation were plastered around the Temple's property, a detestable act of cowardice which led directly to an increased police presence and outrage among local elected officials of the Jewish faith.

One office holder, who chose not to speak on the record, referred to the President of the Temple where the act of terror occurred. Due to security concerns, the identity of the congregation is being withheld.

However when reached for comment, Byron Brooks, the District 3 Regent for the Nevada System of Higher Education, renewed an earlier call to action.

"A press conference was held where myself and other local leaders spoke out against the scourge of anti-Semitism along with the lack of proactive, forceful action by community groups who claim they are fighting back against this hate. Enough is enough. This has to end and I call on every person who shares my Jewish religion, along with people of all beliefs, to stand together and fight back against this sick, abhorrent behavior."

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