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.”

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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