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.”