Vandals spray anti-Semitic graffiti at Israel´s Holocaust memorial (NEW YORK POST) NEWSCORE JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 06/11/12)
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JERUSALEM -- Vandals spray-painted anti-Semitic slogans -- including
the words "Hitler, thank you for the Holocaust" -- on the walls
outside Israel´s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center in Jerusalem on
The slogans were written in Hebrew both at the entrance and inside
the memorial. The desecration of the site was quickly condemned by
One of the slogans read, "If Hitler did not exist, the Zionists would
have invented him," the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. Another
said, "The Zionist leadership wanted the Holocaust."
Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa´ar expressed his horror over the
incident, calling it a "blatant act of hatred of Israel and Zionism."
"I am shocked by the vandalism that was carried out this [Monday]
morning," Sa´ar said. "Whoever desecrated and trashed Yad Vashem with
these disturbed slogans did it in order to issue a blow to the
emotions of the public. I am counting on Israel Police to track the
vandals and bring them to justice."
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that an investigation was
underway to find out who was responsible for the graffiti.
Yad Vashem is Israel´s main Holocaust memorial and museum. (Copyright
2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. 06/11/12)
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