Anti-Jewish slogans were written on the lawns of Tasmania’s Parliament House — in poison. As the grass died, the message “Kill the Jews” could be read in letters more than three feet high. Several swastikas also were drawn in poison. The area is next to the popular market in Tasmania’s capital of Hobart. “It’s a bloody disgrace,” a spokesman for Tasmanian Premier Jim Bacon told JTA. “Police are looking into it.”
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