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Anti-Semitic graffiti still outside Ecuador ministry

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic graffiti painted on the wall outside the Ecuador Foreign Ministry has not been removed after nearly two weeks despite requests.

Photos of the wall outside the building in Quito obtained by JTA include graffiti equating the Star of David with a swastika and the phrase “Israel Genocida” accompanied by a swastika.

A source with knowledge of the situation said a number of requests have been made of the ministry to clean up the anti-Semitic slogans, including by the Israeli Embassy in the country and other Jewish community members, but “despite promises it hasn’t been done.”