Vandals struck the Jewish community center in Vilnius. The perpetrators spray-painted the Lithuanian center’s walls and windows Sunday morning with a swastika and other anti-Semitic epithets. A police investigation is under way. The center’s managing director, Simonas Gurevicius, in a statement said he was ”deeply concerned over repeated incidents of anti-Semitism.” Gurevicius said the local and national governments were too passive in responding to earlier vandalism. â€œAlso, the lack of ethnic and religious understanding teaching in the school system provides fertile ground for intolerance,” the statement said. Gurevicius said the attack â€œis most likely in response to recent scandalous articles in the press related to the Snipiskes cemetery research,â€ referring to construction on the site. The American Jewish Committee called on Lithuanian leaders to condemn the attack.
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