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New York Post
21 Oct 2023


NextImg:Anti-Hamas billboard taken down in New Jersey after over 100 complaint calls to police

A billboard on Route 80 in Bergen County, N.J. that read, “Oh, don’t be naive. Hamas would chop your head off too,” has been taken down after police received over 100 calls with complaints about it.

“This anti-Hamas billboard on Route 80 in Bogota borough resulted in more than 100 calls to police before it was taken down by organizers,” Shlomo Schorr, associate director of the New Jersey office of Agudath Israel of America, posted on X.

The sign was reportedly put up by the organization JewBelong, which “calls out Jew-hate,” according to its website.

“Our signature pink and white billboards, billboard trucks, website, and strong social media presence powerfully confront antisemitism as well as support Joyous Judaism,” the site states.

Bogota police said they knew about the sign and there were no criminal violations related to it, NJ Advance Media reported.

This anti-Hamas billboard in New Jersey was taken down.
X @OneJerseySchorr

“Our police department works closely with county, state and federal agencies to ensure the safety of our community,” the department said in a Facebook post, noting it had no control over the sign because it was private property. “There have been no threats to our community and we are investigating the matter to ensure all community members remain safe.”

Another of JewBelong’s billboards, which is in California, was recently graffitied.

The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism posted a photo of the sign on X, which said, “We’re just 75 years since the gas chambers. So no, a billboard calling out antisemitism isn’t an overreaction.”

A selection of the pink and white billboards and social media posts that JewBelong puts up around the country features a variety of anti-Hamas messages.

“Our signature pink and white billboards, billboard trucks, website, and strong social media presence powerfully confront antisemitism as well as support Joyous Judaism,” JewBelong’s website states.
JewBelong/Instagram

The same sign hangs on a building alongside the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.