On Sunday Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livini visited Brooklyn Heights to address the last week's hate driven vandalism spree:
Jerusalem Post: Livini Responds..: "When anti-Semitism raises its ugly head, we need a quick and strong answer," said Livni, standing outside the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. "This is the right message to those who try to exploit tolerance and values."
Livni was joined by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who said the city was one of the most tolerant in the country. "One thing we won't tolerate is this type of vengeful behavior," said Kelly. A 20-detective task force was assigned to investigate the incident.
The 23 different markings were believed to be the work of one individual. "So far all leads are negative," said Kelly. Rabbis and members of the community expressed their gratitude to the police, who have been a constant presence in the neighborhood since the incident last week.
"They have been better than superlative," said Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Rabbi Serge Lippe.
Several Jewish organizations announced last week that they have posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) behind these crimes.