Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

Nationwide, the Anti-Defamation League reported 59 assaults on Jewish Americans, a 105 percent increase from the year 2017.

New Jersey ranked third in the nation last year, with 200 reported assaults, acts of vandalism and harassment directed at America’s Jews.