ADL Strongly Condemns Graffiti Spray-Painted on Israeli Supreme Court Wall

Jerusalem, November 5, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today strongly condemned the graffiti spray-painted on Israel’s Supreme Court walls, and called for a throughout investigation by law enforcement to find the perpetrator.

According to reports,  “Don’t demolish a synagogue, we want a Jewish state” was sprayed painted on November 4 on the walls of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem ahead of the demolition of a synagogue in the community of Giv’at Ze’ev scheduled for the next day and just hours before a hearing on the matter. Successive court decisions have determined that the synagogue was built illegally.

“This vandalism targeted the symbol of rule of law within Israel’s democracy, the Supreme Court,” said Carole Nuriel, Acting Director of ADL’s Israel Office. “While there are strong emotions associated with this case, they must be channeled through civil discourse and legal processes.”

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.