For the second time this year, a golf club in Australia founded by Jews was victimized by an anti-Semitic attack. A giant swastika and the letters â€œKKKâ€ were scorched onto the fourth green at Cranbourne Golf Club near Melbourne last week, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The clubâ€™s general manager, Sean Constable, said the incident, which happened as most Jews were celebrating Rosh Hashanah on Sept.12, “upset many of our members.â€ An anti-Semitic attack earlier this year had ruined part of the 13th green, Constable said, and in the 1990s a giant swastika was emblazoned onto a green. B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Chairman Michael Lipshutz said it is â€œworrisomeâ€ that the level of anti-Semitism in Australia is rising. Cranbourne was founded by Jews in 1954 at a time when they were excluded from other clubs because of their religion.
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