Anti-Semitic graffiti at Venezuelan synagogue


(JTA) — Vandals marked the wall of a synagogue in Venezuela’s capital with a swastika and the number “6,000,000” with question marks.

The black spray-painted graffiti was found at the AIV del Este Sephardic synagogue in Caracas on Tuesday morning, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which reported the incident, including a photograph.

A number of Jewish organizations have raised alarms recently about anti-Semitism in Venezuela. The ADL has accused Venezuelan leaders of contributing to a climate of anti-Semitism through its harsh criticism of Israel, and the CAIV, the umbrella body for Venezuelan Jewry, reported over 4,000 anti-Semitic incidents in Venezuela in 2013.

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