Anti-Semitic graffiti mars Venezuelan synagogue
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Anti-Semitic graffiti mars Venezuelan synagogue

Vandals scrawl swastika on Jewish house of prayer in Caracas amid rise in anti-Semitism

Illustrative photo of anti-Semitic graffiti (CC BY-zeeweez, Flickr)
Illustrative photo of anti-Semitic graffiti (CC BY-zeeweez, Flickr)

Vandals marked the wall of a synagogue in Venezuela’s capital with a swastika and the number “6,000,000” with question marks.

The black spray-painted graffiti was found at AIV del Este Sephardic synagogue in Caracas on the morning of Tuesday, December 30, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which reported the incident, including a photograph

A number of Jewish organizations have raised alarms about anti-Semitism in Venezuela recently, including the ADL, which has accused Venezuelan leaders for contributing to a climate for anti-Semitism through its harsh criticism of Israel, and the CAIV, the umbrella body for Venezuelan Jewry, which reported over 4000 anti-semitic incidents in Venezuela in 2013.

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