SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-24) has released the following statement in response to a bomb threat made to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto:
I am saddened and deeply troubled that the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto received a bomb threat yesterday. This intolerable incident was not an isolated event, but one of a number of anti-Semitic actions nationwide. Twenty bomb threats were made to Jewish institutions yesterday alone, bringing the total number of threats to 90 since the beginning of the year. In addition, earlier in 2017, a dozen swastikas were drawn on buildings and street signs in Palo Alto and on Stanford University's campus. As a nation founded on the principle of religious freedom, threats against a specific religious community should make us all feel vulnerable. I call on the United States Department of Justice to take every step necessary to investigate the threats that have occurred and prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
Assemblymember Marc Berman represents the 24th Assembly District, which includes southern San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County in the heart of Silicon Valley. Website of Assemblymember Marc Berman: www.assembly.ca.gov/berman
Contact: Kaitlin Curry, (916) 319-2024