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London Areas Blitzed by Show of Anti-semitism London Jewish Chronicle

July 20, 1990
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Areas in and around London have been pummeled with anti-Semitic manifestations, and police and public officials have gotten involved in efforts to find the guilty parties.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has criticized authorities for failing up till now to prosecute anyone for anti-Semitic writings.

A member of Parliament has asked for public support to help track down the perpetrators of an anti-Semitic graffiti campaign being waged in Rickmansworth, immediately northwest of London.

Richard Page, a member of Parliament for southwest Hertfordshire, is urging “members of the general public to keep a look out for those who are undertaking the offenses, and to report it to the police as soon as they are able.”

For the past two months, slogans such as “Kill the Jews” have been daubed on walls and fences in the area.

The words “Dirty Jews” were painted in huge letters on the wall outside the Rickmansworth Masonic School, which has a small number of Jewish students.

As soon as the property owners and local council remove the offending graffiti, they reappear in the same places.

Meanwhile, a vicious anti-Semitic hate leaflet which claims that Christians are the target of Jewish animosity has been circulated in the fabled town of Canterbury, some 50 miles southeast of London.

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