ADL Condemns Vandalism of Jerusalem Convent

Jerusalem, Israel, October 3, 2012 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemned the October 2 vandalizing of a Jerusalem convent.

Vandals spray painted “Jesus is a bastard” and “price tag” on the door of the Franciscan convent, which is next to the Dormition Abbey cathedral Dormition on Mount Zion. “Price Tag” is the term coined by extremist Israeli settlers who say they will exact a “price” for Israeli government action against illegal settlements and outposts.

The incident was condemned by Israeli leaders, including President Shimon Peres and police say it will be investigated by a special unit which charged with investigating anti-Christian attacks.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.