Rash of anti-Semitic acts in Melbourne


Victoria Police are investigating a spate of anti-Semitic vandalism in the heart of Jewish Melbourne.

The Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, one of the city’s largest synagogues, was daubed with swastikas last weekend.

Vandals also painted swastikas on a kosher restaurant, and Melbourne’s best-known bagel bakery, Glick’s, had its front window smashed, the Australian Jewish News reported Thursday.

The police are unwilling to link the vandalism at this stage, however, and have not confirmed that the attack on Glick’s, which has suffered several similar attacks in the past six months,was anti-Semitic.

Neither the bakery nor the synagogue has closed-circuit TV, although spokespeople for both said they would consider upgrading their security.

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