A group condemns the distribution of anti-Semitic literature near the Neb Synagogue.

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By PAUL HAMMEL
Nebraska Examiner

OMAHA — A national civil rights group on Tuesday condemned the recent distribution of anti-Semitic literature in a west Omaha neighborhood near a Jewish synagogue.

A spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it is a favorite tactic of white supremacist groups to stuff bags or envelopes with rice or gravel so they can be thrown, containing hateful statements, on the driveway or porch of a home.

“Almost daily we issue one of these statements,” said Ibrahim Hooper of the Washington, DC-based CAIR group, condemning such distributions.

The Omaha Fox 42 television station first reported the distribution of anti-Semitic literature in the neighborhood near the Beth Israel Synagogue, which is at 126th and Pacific Streets.

Omaha Police Department Lt. Neal Bonacci said police are aware of the incident and are investigating.

There was no immediate information about who was responsible for distributing anti-Semitic literature.

A message seeking comment from the Anti-Defamation League was not immediately returned on Tuesday evening.

Hooper said CAIR and the American Muslim community oppose all forms of bigotry, including anti-Semitism, anti-black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and white supremacy.

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