May 14, 2021

Florida van with Palestinian flag and “Hitler was right” sign circles around Pro-Israel rally

Boca Raton, FL
- A van that had several Nazi slogans written on it as well as a Palestinian flag circled around a pro-Israel rally in Boca Raton, FL on May 12.

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of Boca Raton Synagogue tweeted out a video of the van; the video showed the van had various antisemitic slurs written on it, including “Hitler Was Right,” “Rabbi[s] Rape Kids,” and “We Hate K—s.” The van also had a Palestinian flag hanging out a window. The men inside the van appeared to be wearing shirts saying “SS.” The driver appeared to be saying something into a megaphone but couldn’t be heard in the video.


“We rally for peace and this van filled with hate, call for genocide and threats kept circling,” Goldberg tweeted. “Thank you to our local law enforcement for keeping us safe. Hard to believe in the heart of Boca Raton if didn’t see it myself.”

The bizarre encounter happened on Southwest 27th Street near 24th Avenue in Miami about 1:30 p.m. Miami police later arrested one of the men during an unrelated traffic stop.

The man, Joseph Bounds, 33, of Denver, Colorado, was charged with misdemeanor resisting a police officer without violence and failure to obey a police officer.