ADC condemns daubing

April 5, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned an act of anti-Semitic vandalism against the Maroubra synagogue in Sydney in which a swastika was spray painted on the front of the synagogue’s wall.

Rabbi Yossi Friedman removes the offending stwastika

Rabbi Yossi Friedman removes the offending swastika

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission said: “This is an attack all those who cherish the values of religious freedom and must be denounced by all Australians in the strongest terms.  I am deeply troubled by this  brazen and hate-fuelled assault on a Jewish place of worship, aimed at  striking fear at the very heart of the Jewish community.

This is the latest in a string of anti-Semitic attacks, and we say once again that such abhorrent expressions of racism run counter to our country’s values of acceptance and respect for all faiths. Whenever a synagogue or any other house of worship is defaced and subjected to bias-motivated crimes  there is a tremendous emotional damage caused to community members. The ADC encourages anyone with information to come forward, and it is our hope that the perpetrators of this intolerance will be appropriately prosecuted.”

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