In a despicable act of hate against Jews, a vehicle displaying anti-Semitic rhetoric drove around Beverly Hills and West Hollywood this past weekend.
A video posted on social media showed a truck at various sites with large and hateful slogans painted onto canvases draping its sides, including: “Ann Coulter is right about Jews,” “Leo Frank raped and killed Mary Phagan” and “Abort the ADL, America’s Unelected Speech Police.”
The rental box truck was discovered on May 21 and was spotted parked at a West Hollywood gas station on Santa Monica Boulevard, as well as in the drop-off area of the Beverly Hilton. The truck drove through Beverly Hills as residents of the area attended a biannual spring art show in Beverly Gardens Park.
Similarly, the sightings of the truck on Saturday coincided with the LGBTQ-friendly city’s celebration of Harvey Milk Day, which commemorates a Jewish gay-rights activist and politician who was assassinated.
On Sunday, the nonprofit watchdog StopAntisemitism.org posted a video online of a truck parked at the Beverly Hilton with one of two drivers heard saying, “The Nazis are coming!” The group described those responsible for the incident as “white supremacists from the Goyim Defense League dressed as Nazi brownshirts.”
Reacting to the incident was Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse who said, “From my perspective, what occurred this Saturday in our city—and apparently, this truck went to our neighboring city [West Hollywood]—was disgusting and vile. It was an anti-Semitic truck spewing Jew-hatred through our streets. The more these disgusting animals go out and spew hate, the more I will only get stronger and stronger, and fight back more and more.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident and has identified the license plate of the truck. Authorities are working to identify who rented it. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department at 310-855-8850.