The IJC is outraged by the defacement of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum with graffiti.
During the night between June 10th and June 11th unknown people sprayed scandalous graffiti on the walls of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. This graffiti included statements like: “Thanks Hitler for the wonderful Holocaust you organized for us! Only because of you we received a state”, “Jews, wake up, the evil regime does not protect us, it only endangers us”, “The war of the Zionist regime is not the war of the Jewish people”, “If Hitler didn’t exist the Zionists would have had to invent him”, “Israel is the secular Auschwitz of the Sephardic Jewry” and “Jews wake up – the Zionist regime is dangerous”. One of the slogans was reportedly signed “The global Zionist mafia” and another was signed “the global haredi Jewry.”
The Israeli Jewish Congress joins other sane voices in Israel and abroad in utterly condemning these horrendous acts which desecrate the memory of Holocaust Victims.
The IJC hereby calls upon the Knesset to finalize the legislative process and approve the law banning the use of Nazi symbols in Israel.
We also urge the police to do all in their power to catch the perpetrators of this act and have them brought to justice.
More information can also be seen on the website of the Yad Vashem Museum.
The picture at the top shows some of the graffiti: “The Zionist Leadership wished for a Holocaust” and “If Hitler did not exist, the Zionists would have invented him”. (C) all rights reserved to Michal Fattal – Haaretz.
(c) rights reserved to Yad Vashem
The graffiti says: “Thank you Hitler for this wonderful Holocauast which you arranged for us, thanks to you the UN gave us a country” signed “The World Zionist Maffia”. (c) rights reserved to Ohad Zwigenberg