Swastika daubed on wall of Irish synagogue

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Swastika daubed on wall of Irish synagogue

Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism reported the incident at Dublin Hebrew Congregation synagogue

Swastika pictured on the outside of the synagogue. Source: Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism
Swastika pictured on the outside of the synagogue. Source: Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism

Unidentified individuals painted a swastika on the fence of Ireland’s oldest active synagogue.

The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism reported the incident Wednesday in a report that featured a picture of the vandalised stone wall around the Dublin Hebrew Congregation synagogue. The report did not say when the swastika was painted.

Founded in 1948, the Ashkenazi Orthodox synagogue moved to its current location in 1953. It was set on fire in 1966 and badly damaged. It reopened in 1968 following extensive renovations.

European Jewish Congress President, Dr. Moshe Kantor said: “These types of attacks are becoming far too regular and send a chilling message to the Jewish community.

Antisemitism has reared its head in unprecedented ways in all parts of Europe and we call on authorities and law enforcement agencies to catch and appropriately punish those who glorify Nazism and the genocide of Jews.

Unfortunately, these types of attacks do not live in a vacuum and are in large part due to the war that has been waged against Jews, Jewish collectivity and the Jewish State in many parts of Ireland, even from within the Oireachtas. We call on all relevant parties to lower the rhetoric and provide safety and security for the Irish Jewish community.”

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