U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Jewish cemetery where almost 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend. “There is no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism,” he stated.

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After U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the extensive vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery yesterday (Wednesday), spoke with local residents and even rolled up his sleeves in order to help restore the site. Pence harshly condemned the damage to the gravestones, calling the vandalism a “vile” act.  

Most of the vandalized gravestones at the cemetery have already been restored. Pence said during his visit: “There is no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism.”

“Speaking just yesterday, President Trump called this a horrible and painful act,” continued Pence. “And so it was. That along with other recent threats to Jewish community centers around the country, he declared it all a sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”







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“We condemn this vile act of vandalism and those who perpetrate it in the strongest possible terms,” he stated.

As reported yesterday by JOL, a crowdfunding campaign that was launched by Muslim activists in America raised more than $55,000 in less than a day in order to restore the cemetery.