JERUSALEM (Aug. 18)
The graves of several Zionist founders of the State of Israel at Mount Herzl National Ceremony were desecrated overnight. Slogans denouncing archaeological excavations in the Negev, at a site where there are alleged to be ancient Jewish graves, were daubed on the tombstones of Theodor Herzl, Zalman Shazar, Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir and Zeev Jabotinsky.
The slogans were signed “Keshet,” a group suspected by the police to consist of ultra-Orthodox zealots. The identity of the members are not known. Keshet also claimed responsibility for three previous incidents of desecration.