November 30, 2023

The word “Nazis” was spray-painted on the fence of Rahm Emanuel’s Michigan home, the former Chicago Mayor and current US ambassador to Japan. Emanuel, a prominent Jewish political figure in the United States, was not present at his Gordon Beach cottage during the incident. He expressed gratitude for the community’s support and condemned hatred and bigotry. He also commended the local law enforcement for their prompt response to the hate crime. The incident is seen as part of a troubling rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia in the US, coinciding with the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The graffiti at Emanuel’s property was swiftly removed, but it raises concerns about the increasing intolerance and bigotry.