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Swastikas painted on Melbourne golf course founded by Jews

Homophobic images also found on links; head of Anti-Defamation Commission says city will soon be ‘swastika capital of Australia’

The Cranbourne golf club. (screen capture: Google Street View)
The Cranbourne golf club. (screen capture: Google Street View)

JTA — Swastikas were sprayed on a golf course in Melbourne, Australia, founded by Jews nearly seven decades ago because they were not allowed to play at other clubs.

The green on the fourth hole at the Cranbourne Golf Club also was daubed with homophobic images Tuesday night.

“Another day, another sickening and chilling incident of swastika vandalism, and if this hate spree continues, Melbourne will soon be known as the swastika capital of Australia,” said Dr. Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission.

“This is not just graffiti on the ground — it is an attack on all of us. The vile stampede of neo-Nazi defacement that has defiled our city is reaching pitch fever and must be stopped.”

Commission chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich condemned the 'sickening and chilling' attack.This is not just graffiti on the…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎ADC AntiDefamation Commission‎‏ ב- יום רביעי, 20 במאי 2020

Police are investigating the incident.

Cranbourne was founded in 1953 to counter the membership bans from other clubs on the basis of religion.

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