By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined with leaders from around the world for the first-ever “Mayors’ Summit Against Anti-Semitism.”READ MORE: Report: Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge In Mac Miller's Overdose Death
Peduto spoke at the event sharing his experience after the Tree of Life shooting in 2018, the deadliest anti-semitic crime on U.S. Soil.
Jewish leaders say that attacks against Jewish people are still on the rise and they’re fighting for a solution.READ MORE: McDonald's Workers Nationwide Strike To Protest Workplace Harassment After Sexual Assault Of Teen At Bethel Park Store
Mayor Peduto said that the outreach from Pittsburgh’s interfaith community is what gave him hope.
“The Muslim community was joined by the Christian community and every community around Pittsburgh in being there for our Jewish neighbors and understanding that when we say, ‘never again’ it means never again,” Mayor Peduto said.MORE NEWS: Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting
Organizers of the summit said the goal was to provide leaders with tools to combat antisemitism on the local level through education, law enforcement, and community cohesion.