Anti-Israel graffiti found on one of Los Angeles’ oldest synagogues on the same day as mass protests over police killing of man in custody.
A synagogue in Los Angeles, California was vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti Saturday.
Synagogue Congregation Beth El on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles vandalized… Tell me this ugly hatred is still about #blm or #georgefloyd?! pic.twitter.com/DnCiA2Zc5L
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) May 31, 2020
The vandalism occurred as Los Angeles and other parts of the country were rocked by protests over the wrongful death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis.
The Anti-Defamation League’s Los Angeles branch tweeted in response to the vandalism: “Vandalism is never ok. Antisemitism is never ok. The answer to hate and bigotry is not more hate. We are better than this in Los Angeles.”
The rioters went to the Fairfax district, a known Jewish community, in order to riot and loot. Why would they pick on the Jewish community? Unfortunately, anti-Semitism is all around us and these thugs are showing that they are full of hate.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has been reaching out to government officials after synagogues, schools, and Jewish owned businesses have been targeted during the rioting.