The former Chicago mayor thanked police for addressing the incident amid a sharp increase in antisemitism and Islamophobia. The fence outside ex-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Michigan vacation home was spray-painted with the word “Nazis” last week. Emanuel, who is Jewish, was in Chicago at the time. In a text message to the Chicago Sun-Times, Emanuel wrote, “Our family is very proud of how our friends, neighbors and the community have rallied to our support and in a singular voice in condemning hatred and bigotry.” He also thanked police for addressing the incident amid a sharp increase in antisemitism and Islamophobia. ABC7 Chicago reported that the writing has been removed. The Chicago newspaper reported that the head of a homeowners organization in Gordon Beach, Michigan, notified residents on Friday of “a hate crime… where an anti-Semitic word was spray painted on a property.” The letter also said that local law enforcement from Berrien County “confirmed there was no other damage to the property and no sign of breaking or entering.”

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