LA synagogues, schools and Jewish memorials vandalized with anti-Semitic, anti-Israel slogans, Jewish-owned businesses battered, particularly in Fairfax district

TIMES OF ISRAEL
LA Jews reeling after local institutions looted and burned in Floyd protests
by Tom Tugend
June 3, 2020

Graffiti on the walls of a synagogue read “Free Palestine” and “f*** Israel.” A statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis, was smeared with anti-Semitic slogans. Along with the synagogues, Jewish-owned buildings and stores were defaced, in several cases also with anti-Semitic graffiti. The businesses were looted, too. This city’s Fairfax district was hit particularly hard…Some 600,000 Jews are believed to live in Los Angeles, which would make the city the second largest Jewish city in the world, after New York but ahead of Tel Aviv. READ MORE

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